News Archive

Monday 20th December 2010

Collaboration is at the very heart of Science City, bringing together people, businesses and educational institutions across Newcastle, in science and innovation.

A key aim of Science City is to ensure the local community can get involved in the city’s scientific achievement and also to share the benefits of the excellent science research base that underpins so much of the activities of Science City.

Monday 20th December 2010

It’s been a tough year but despite all of the heartache and worry of spending cuts and recession, work has continued apace to keep Newcastle, and the wider region, at the forefront of scientific discovery, innovation and achievement.

Below are just a few of our most recent success stories and it’s particularly satisfying that they highlight the accomplishments of scientists working in our schools, universities and businesses. I’m sure you’ll join me in extending heartfelt congratulations to all award winners.

Monday 20th December 2010

The entrepreneurial spirit of two Newcastle postgraduate students has earned them recognition as innovators of tomorrow.

Newcastle University Business School’s Kayleigh Watson and Hasham Wali were presented with awards for best student and best dissertation respectively after impressive achievements during their studies on the MSc in Innovation, Creativity and Entrepreneurship.

Monday 20th December 2010

Designers of the world’s first wearable skin cancer treatment device received top honours at this year’s Business for Life Awards.

Kinneir Dufort, a product development and innovation consultancy picked up this year’s Innovation Award. Sponsored by Newcastle Science City, the award celebrates development and design projects that result in a major improvement in business performance or patient benefit.

Thursday 16th December 2010

Newcastle Science City was delighted to present a very special award to a very special student who is described as an ‘inspiration’ to those who work with him.

The determination and focus of Newcastle College student Daniel O’Brien was recognised and rewarded when he scooped top honours in a new category celebrating achievement in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in the Chronicle Young Achiever Awards.

Thursday 2nd December 2010

New for 2011! A themed competition to win specialist business support worth £20K.

Have you got a winning business ideas? NSC is looking for businesses and individuals with innovative ideas which can be commercialised within 12 months and are scalable. Ideas should target unmet needs in one of NSC’s theme areas: Ageing & Health, Sustainability or Regenerative Medicine.

Thursday 18th November 2010

Science and speed dating have been combined in an innovative experiment to bring together North East companies with employees of the future.

Almost 500 students from schools, colleges and apprenticeship providers across Newcastle had a chance to come face-to-face with potential employers and educational establishments at the Glow conference organised by Newcastle Science City.

Wednesday 3rd November 2010
A new Institute that brings together leading experts in research on sustainability has been launched by Newcastle University.


Wednesday 3rd November 2010

This month, Linda Conlon, Chief Executive at the International Centre for Life highlights the importance of ensuring today’s young people are switched on to science. 

A science or technology qualification can open the door to exciting and rewarding careers. From geneticist to teacher, chemist to engineer, forensic scientist to medical researcher, the career options are almost limitless.

Wednesday 3rd November 2010

October has been a proud month for Newcastle Science City’s Innovation Machine, with four strong, technology-based start-ups officially spun out from Newcastle Science City and trading as fully-fledged businesses.

Jo Chan’s Seaward Innovations was launched, to offer the renewables sector consultation on the cost-effective operation and maintenance of turbines.

Carolyn Horrocks, a stem cell biologist, has drawn on her background to launch My Genomics, a service that identifies genome types in individuals, to give people an idea of their optimum diet and exercise routine.