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The real benefits of smart homes could be in social care

The real benefits of smart homes could be in social care

Smart home technology promises a futuristic vision of convenience and comfort, where lights sync with music and the fridge orders our groceries. But the true benefits could address the much more important challenge of helping people to live independently at home for longer.
Newcastle to co-host launch of global report recognising the city as world leaders in ageing innovation

Newcastle to co-host launch of global report recognising the city as world leaders in ageing innovation

The UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) partners with the World Bank to co-host the launch of a report which provides a roadmap on how focusing on six key areas can help policymakers design adaptive, productive, and inclusive age-ready cities.
Wind- And Solar-Powered E-Bike Charging Station Opens For Business On Tyneside

Wind- And Solar-Powered E-Bike Charging Station Opens For Business On Tyneside

A new off-grid e-bike charging station has started generating electricity outside the Newcastle Cycle Hub bike shop and cafe.
£500M partnership formed for the Newcastle Campus for Ageing & Vitality

£500M partnership formed for the Newcastle Campus for Ageing & Vitality

A joint venture is set to bring forward a major Newcastle masterplan, which will transform a former general hospital site and create many jobs in the city.
Major traffic signals upgrade planned for the North East

Major traffic signals upgrade planned for the North East

The North East is set to benefit from a series of traffic signals upgrades on major bus routes across the region.
Taskforce sets out plans to promote River Tyne

Taskforce sets out plans to promote River Tyne

A taskforce that brings together MPs, councillors, businesses, the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, the Port of Tyne, local authorities and the North of Tyne Combined Authority has set out a shared ambition to be a world leader in the offshore and renewable energy sectors.
£4 million fund to boost community business in the North of Tyne

£4 million fund to boost community business in the North of Tyne

A new £4 million innovative finance fund will soon be available to local community businesses, co-operatives, and socially-minded enterprises.
Ageing & tech experts launch project to encourage innovation for the ageing population

Ageing & tech experts launch project to encourage innovation for the ageing population

The UK’s leading ageing and longevity experts at the UK’s National Innovation Centre for Ageing (NICA) have launched a project in collaboration with the North of Tyne Combined Authority and deep tech innovation organisation CPI, to improve the wellbeing of residents, support the local economy and create jobs across key sectors through strategic investment, business engagement and technology-based solutions.
Newcastle holds fourth place in European cities of the future

Newcastle holds fourth place in European cities of the future

Newcastle remained strong for the foreign direct investment promotion strategy category in the eighth iteration of fDi Intelligence’s flagship European Cities and Regions of the Future 2022/23 ranking.
Newcastle General Hospital regeneration gets go-ahead

Newcastle General Hospital regeneration gets go-ahead

Newcastle City Council has backed plans for a £500m regeneration scheme at the site of the former Newcastle General Hospital
Automatic sliding step on Metro’s new train fleet is revealed

Automatic sliding step on Metro’s new train fleet is revealed

An automatic sliding step that will facilitate train boarding for Metro's 50,000 wheelchair users has been revealed for the first time.
Newcastle e-scooter trial to be extended

Newcastle e-scooter trial to be extended

Users of Neuron e-scooters are to be given more time to enjoy them in Newcastle following a decision to extend the city’s trial.
Transforming Newcastle’s digital future with full fibre rollout

Transforming Newcastle’s digital future with full fibre rollout

Newcastle City Council have appointed Aspire to deliver a next generation full fibre network serving hundreds of public sector sites across the region.
Newcastle bids to become climate-neutral and smart city

Newcastle bids to become climate-neutral and smart city

Newcastle is aiming to become one of Europe’s 100 climate-neutral and smart cities in a bid to help lead the fight against climate change.
Version 1 announce 200 new jobs in boost for region’s tech & digital sector

Version 1 announce 200 new jobs in boost for region’s tech & digital sector

With the support of Invest Newcastle and £1m from the North of Tyne Combined Authority, Ireland-founded digital transformation and technology provider Version 1 is bringing two hundred new jobs to Newcastle and setting up a base in the region.
£5m Innovation Deal boosts Healthy Longevity business in North of Tyne

£5m Innovation Deal boosts Healthy Longevity business in North of Tyne

A multi-million pound deal to help all of us in the UK lead longer, happier lives has been launched today and will drive new jobs, skills and businesses in the North of Tyne region.
Newcastle: A smart city with a reputation for investment success

Newcastle: A smart city with a reputation for investment success

According to the Levelling Up Power Tech League 2021, Newcastle is now one of the fastest growing tech clusters in the UK
Lockheed Martin UK to host summit in Tyneside

Lockheed Martin UK to host summit in Tyneside

Lockheed Martin UK has announced it will host a space skills and supply chain summit on Tyneside on March 1st this year.
Arctic Wolf Establishes EMEA Headquarters in Newcastle

Arctic Wolf Establishes EMEA Headquarters in Newcastle

Fast-growing U.S. cybersecurity company heads to the North East to expand EMEA operations and tap into the region’s thriving base of technology talent
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.