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North of Tyne Green New Deal Fund for low carbon jobs

North of Tyne Green New Deal Fund for low carbon jobs

An £18m fund to help North East companies create jobs in the green economy has been launched - but political leaders behind it admit they wish they could do more.
Newcastle, tech-business’ go to place

Newcastle, tech-business’ go to place

Our region’s creative and digital sector is critical to our economic recovery and growth, with Newcastle attracting a lot of attention in recent months. Here, Jennifer Hartley, director of Invest Newcastle at NewcastleGateshead Initiative, explains why.
Newcastle named UK’s smartest city in global Smart City Index

Newcastle named UK’s smartest city in global Smart City Index

Newcastle has been named as the highest UK city and ahead of some of the world’s best-known cities in the global Smart City Index.
Global digital consultancy to invest in a UK hub in the North

Global digital consultancy to invest in a UK hub in the North

Monstarlab plans to create up to 100 new tech roles in Newcastle by 2024
Region sets out £804m ambitious bus plan

Region sets out £804m ambitious bus plan

Plans to make buses more attractive by making them an affordable and practical alternative to cars, while also helping existing bus users travel more frequently.
Grant funding in Newcastle for business innovations

Grant funding in Newcastle for business innovations

There’s still time for local firms to access up to £10,000 in grant funding to help increase innovation in their business.
Faraday Institution opens regional office in North East at Newcastle University

Faraday Institution opens regional office in North East at Newcastle University

The step outlines the significance of the North East as a key centre of battery research, innovation, skills and production.
Newcastle recognised as one of top cities fuelling innovation

Newcastle recognised as one of top cities fuelling innovation

Tech cities offer enormous benefits to their local and national economies by helping them attract investment and skilled human resources from all over the world.
Newcastle City Council launch new Smart City website: NCLEUS

Newcastle City Council launch new Smart City website: NCLEUS

Newcastle City Council today launched a new website to showcase the latest smart and sustainable developments taking place in the city.
Toon Trail: an app to get people exploring Newcastle

Toon Trail: an app to get people exploring Newcastle

Toon Trail takes participants on journeys through the city, which will have them jump, pose, and explore many of its hidden gems.
Global expansion for UK National Innovation Centre with a new VOICE in the US

Global expansion for UK National Innovation Centre with a new VOICE in the US

Together with VOICE, the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing will launch their very first citizen-led community in the United States.
Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) latest to join the Helix ecosystem

Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (DSTL) latest to join the Helix ecosystem

DSTL is creating a new unit at the National Innovation Centre for Data (NICD) in Newcastle to address the shortage of data analytics skills in the UK.
Newcastle named smart city of the year

Newcastle named smart city of the year

The Digital Leader award recognised Newcastle for its collaborative approach to innovative use of technology across the city.
Clean Air Zone planned for next summer

Clean Air Zone planned for next summer

Cabinet members at Newcastle and Gateshead councils will consider a report later this month to update proposals and a revised timeline for introducing them.
Newcastle: Intelligent city of longevity shortlisted in global real estate awards

Newcastle: Intelligent city of longevity shortlisted in global real estate awards

The National Innovation Centre for Ageing that is based in The Catalyst on Newcastle Helix, has been shortlisted in the ‘Best Urban Project’ category in the MIPIM Awards 2021.
UK councils to secure innovative future with smart city technologies

UK councils to secure innovative future with smart city technologies

The UK's digital minister outlined local council initiatives that take advantage of technologies often associated with smart cities.
Can urban rooms transform future of urban planning?

Can urban rooms transform future of urban planning?

Crusading architect Terry Farrell is helping fund an ‘urban room’ in Newcastle – giving the public more control over what is built in their city
£1m investment: Volunteering app onHand to Create tech hub

£1m investment: Volunteering app onHand to Create tech hub

The app, which works by fixing short volunteering sessions for people with busy work lives, has been used by staff at Newcastle Building Society
Invest Newcastle: record number of investments during pandemic

Invest Newcastle: record number of investments during pandemic

The investment company helped create and secure 2,500 jobs in Newcastle and Gateshead
£1.5m recovery fund launches

£1.5m recovery fund launches

A new £1.5m grant fund has been launched by the North of Tyne Combined Authority to support business innovation across North Tyneside, Newcastle and Northumberland.
New innovative searchable database of global clinical trials

New innovative searchable database of global clinical trials

The National Institute for Health Research’s Innovation Observatory has launched a database of clinical trials and approved medical devices, diagnostics and digital tools
New payment systems coming to car parks in Newcastle

New payment systems coming to car parks in Newcastle

Starting from May 18th, people who need to travel by car into the city centre will find it easier to pay and ensure they only pay for the length of time they stay.
‘The carer in all of us’: a series of films featuring five caregivers

‘The carer in all of us’: a series of films featuring five caregivers

The ‘carer’ in all of us, a role highlighted by the Covid-19 pandemic, is being put in the spotlight by a filmmaking duo who have teamed up with the National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA).
New Ageing and Living Development in Central Newcastle announced

New Ageing and Living Development in Central Newcastle announced

National architecture practice, GSSArchitecture, have been appointed by Newcastle University to develop the ...
Newcastle successful in bid for £27.5m to decarbonise public buildings

Newcastle successful in bid for £27.5m to decarbonise public buildings

The authority applied to the Government’s £1bn Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme (PSDS) for funding to install low carbon heating and other energy efficiency measures across 32 major sites.
Big Data – £1.63m investment from the North of Tyne Combined Authority

Big Data – £1.63m investment from the North of Tyne Combined Authority

A £1.63M investment from the North of Tyne Combined Authority (NTCA) will enable more than 200 companies in Newcastle, North Tyneside and Northumberland to grow over the next three years, by gaining insight from their data
Quarter of a million-pound funding boost to help older adults to ‘Breathe Happy’

Quarter of a million-pound funding boost to help older adults to ‘Breathe Happy’

This collaborative project, funded by Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency aims to deliver a personalised, remote wellbeing program, leveraging artificial intelligence (AI).
City region recognised as a high potential investment opportunity for billion-pound healthy ageing market

City region recognised as a high potential investment opportunity for billion-pound healthy ageing market

The North East has been successful in its bid to promote the region as a High Potential Opportunity (HPO) for healthy ageing.
Newcastle named global ‘climate leader’ by CDP

Newcastle named global ‘climate leader’ by CDP

The city is one of only four places in the UK to receive the top “A” grade from international climate research provider CDP and one of only 88 globally.
An intelligent kitchen: meeting unmet needs of multigenerational families

An intelligent kitchen: meeting unmet needs of multigenerational families

World renowned designer, Johnny Grey, and expert in ageing, Peter Gore have turned their vision for kitchens of the future into reality at Newcastle Helix.
Imaging beneath a city: using accelerometer sensors to tackle climate change

Imaging beneath a city: using accelerometer sensors to tackle climate change

A project is underway to explore new ways of mapping the rocks in the Earth’s crust beneath the city centre of Newcastle. Researchers are using technology similar to that used in smart phones to build a picture of the subsurface hundreds of meters below the surface.
Newcastle joins more than 100 leading cities in global smart city index

Newcastle joins more than 100 leading cities in global smart city index

Newcastle has been added to a list of leading cities in the 2020 Smart City Index. Published by the IMD Smart City Observatory (SCO), this report ranks cities based on citizens’ perceptions and both economic and technological data.