Subjects: Industry, manufacturing
Northumbria engineering graduate named as one of the top 50 women in the industry
Engineering may be a sector where women remain under-represented, but a Northumbria University graduate has been named in a list of the top 50 trailblazing females driving change and making an impact.
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.
Northumbria to lead chemical industries’ green recovery research consortium
Northumbria University has been named as part of a multimillion-pound research consortium that will help transform the UK’s manufacturing and construction sectors.
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 Awa
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. V
INNOVATIVE ANTIVIRAL COATING TO REDUCE SPREAD OF COVID-19
Academics at Northumbria University, Newcastle, have been backed by the Government’s Defence and Security Accelerator (DASA) to develop an antiviral coating suitable for use on everyday surfaces.
Hands on approach to tackling Covid-19 with new sanitisation device
A North East collaboration between a young entrepreneur, a university and an engineering company has led to the development of a revolutionary new hand sanitisation device which could help slow the global spread of diseases such as Covid-19.
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 p
Northumbria research helping to change lives
The Scottish Government last week announced that it will introduce legislation to quash the criminal convictions of hundreds of former Scottish coal miners, after publishing an independent review which was partly informed by research from a Northumbria University academic.
Hundreds of former miners received convictions during the 1984-85 miners’ strike following a dispute between the unions and
Migration, Adaptation, Innovation 1500-1800 – Role of immigration and knowledge exchange explored in £1.2m research project
A Northumbria University historian has been awarded £1.2m to research the role immigration played in developing new technologies around the eve of the Industrial Revolution.
Northumbria partners in €4.8m EU housing energy efficiency project
Northumbria University has been chosen to participate in a €4.8 million project to tackle the issue of renovating residential buildings in Europe to make them more energy efficient.
Northumbria University and NEL Fund Managers launching growth programme for North East health, wellness and social care sectors
A major new initiative to help North East businesses grow or expand into the health, wellness and social care delivery sectors is set to go live.
EXPERT COMMENT: Is ‘build build build’ really the best way forward for England’s planning system?
Alister Scott, Professor of Environmental Geography and an expert in urban planning and infrastructure at Northumbria University, writes for The Conversation on proposals to change the UK's planning system.
Northumbria design alumni on defying the odds in life and business
Success hasn’t been easy for Northumbria University alumni and entrepreneur, Rob Law.
Fold to Glitter – researchers discover novel optical sensing technology
Scientists from Northumbria University have developed a new optical sensing technology which can light up areas of an object or material by creating microscopic wrinkles and folds within its surface.
Professor honoured for optical communications research
Zabih Ghassemlooy, Professor of Optical Communications at Northumbria University, has been elected a Fellow Member of The Optical Society (OSA) for his service in the advancement of optics in photonics.
Northumbria academic helping to inspire future generations
A Northumbria University academic is working to support, inspire and develop future generations within the construction industry.
EXPERT COMMENT: Making cities more walkable by understanding how other people influence our journeys
Ruth Dalton, Professor of Building Usability and Visualisation at Northumbria University, Newcastle, writes about how urban spaces can be designed to be better for walkers if planners understand 'social wayfinding' - or how other people can influence where we choose to walk.
Gatwick experience for engineering students
Fourteen engineering students from Northumbria University, Newcastle, have enjoyed a VIP behind-the-scenes visit to Gatwick Airport to learn how Britain’s second largest airport operates. The visit was arranged by Stewart Wingate, the Chief Executive Officer of Gatwick, who graduated from Northumbria in 1994 and continues to support his alma mater.
Low-carbon travel a step closer following international workshop
New research collaborations have been established between UK and Russian Universities which could see a new generation of low-carbon engines developed – potentially reducing the environmental impact of air and automotive travel in the future.