Subjects: Business enterprise
Innovative partnership to develop game-changing manufacturing solutions
A collaborative research project driven by The NBT Group, Northumbria University and Senseye has been awarded over a quarter of a million pounds to evaluate new and emerging 'smart' technologies, helping to digitalise and transform manufacturing supply chains.
Young entrepreneurs in the spotlight at awards
Students and graduates from Northumbria University were among more than 40 new business founders to have their talents showcased during a prestigious online awards event.
Multi-million pound boost for North East company creation
Having launched an impressive 34 businesses to date, North East university collaboration Northern Accelerator has been awarded a further £3.6m from Research England to continue its successful programme, expanding its partnership in the North East and rolling out its flagship support model to universities in the South of England.
Can parkrun be an antidote to pandemic pressures?
Academics from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have published a research paper explaining why parkruns are so popular, particularly among those in managerial and professional positions.
Business Clinic helps with diversity and inclusion
Students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have been praised for their work to support diversity and inclusion within the North East workplace after completing a business consultancy project with a leading social enterprise.
Mark of Excellence for Northumbria
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has achieved re-accreditation with the prestigious Small Business Charter Award in recognition of its support for start-ups, students and small businesses. In 2015 Northumbria became the first university in the North East to receive the Award. Re-accreditation for a further five years means Northumbria remains the only university in the region to hold the Award.
North East leading universities team up with BritishVolt to explore R&D and education collaborations
Britishvolt, the leading UK battery cell technology specialist, enters into an MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) with Durham University, Newcastle University & Northumbria University Universities to provide research and educational support, as well as enhancing the innovation capabilities of Britishvolt Britishvolt remains on-track to start production of world-class, lithium-ion batteries fo
Rural economies boosted by new migration trends
Researchers at Northumbria University, Newcastle, are studying how shifting work patterns and home-buying preferences are changing rural communities – and creating new business opportunities.Dr Gary Bosworth and Dr Robert Newbery, Professors of Entrepreneurship at Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School are working with partners at the University of East Anglia and the University of Lincoln as wel
Researcher studies Boards of venture capital-backed tech firms
Northumbria University academic Natalia Blagburn has been awarded a prestigious research grant to investigate the Board performance of venture capital-backed start-up businesses in the UK. In particular, the British Academy Leverhulme Small Research Grant will be used to study the characteristics and evolution of the Board membership of UK tech companies backed by venture capital financing. Ventu
Northumbria’s Spring 2021 Newspaper has landed!
Our Spring 2021 newspaper is available to read online now.
Programme supports region’s small businesses on road to recovery
A leadership programme, created specifically to help SMEs build resilience and manage the impact of Covid-19, is set to help more than 130 businesses across the North East and Cumbria to recover.With a small number of places remaining for next year, the first cohort completed the Small Business Leadership Programme(SBLP) earlier this month. More than 90% of participants said that the Programme had
North East satellite partnership expected to boost UK’s share of global space market
Northumbria University has been awarded more than £360,000 of funding from the UK Space Agency to develop the world’s first commercially available laser-based satellite communication system.
Northumbria secures funding worth up to £1.9 million to help SMEs and graduate start-ups
Northumbria University has launched a project that offers a package of financial support and expert advice to SMEs and graduate start-ups, thanks to funding from the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).The Northumbria Enterprise and Business Support 2 (NEBS2) also includes a financial contribution to help small businesses employ up to two graduates, typically on 6-month internships programme
From Flooding to Covid-19
Masters students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, are helping businesses in Cumbria respond to the challenges of Covid-19 by drawing on lessons learned from flood recovery.Cumbria was hit hard by flooding in 2009 and in 2015, leaving many businesses and organisations struggling to survive. Now a group of Masters students from Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School has been using the experi
Northumbria students learn to be agile in challenging business environment
Students at Northumbria University are learning what it means to be agile in an ever-changing marketplace, with support from one of the world’s most renowned business support companies.
Transformative learning programme to improve workplace wellbeing and cut business costs
Organisations across the UK and beyond are set to benefit from a unique NHS- academic partnership which sees a focus on staff safety and morale – and delivers significant cost savings.
Research reveals UK risks losing vital manufacturing skills forever - due to Covid-19
Research supported by Northumbria University, Newcastle, has found that the majority of workers surveyed at a Rolls Royce aerospace plant in Scotland have not found re-employment since losing their jobs earlier this year.More than 700 highly skilled engineering jobs were lost at the Inchinnan manufacturing plant in Renfrewshire following a decision by Rolls Royce to significantly scale back its op
Northumbria University joins new employability programme for autistic students
Northumbria University, Newcastle, has joined The Employ Autism Higher Education Network, a ground-breaking higher education employability programme, which aims to unlock the potential of autistic students and graduates and help them into full-time work.
Programme to boost SME recovery kicks off
A new, fully-funded leadership programme, created specifically to help SMEs build resilience, tackle the challenges they’re facing during Covid-19, and drive future growth, is now underway with its first cohort from across the region.