News Archive

Thursday 19th July 2012

A new national standard to help employers manage the challenges and unlock the potential of their ageing workforce has been developed in the North East.

The Age Inclusive Standards will be launched this autumn to help employers assess their age-related employment practices and policies, along with an award to recognise their achievement on reaching the Standards.   

Monday 16th July 2012

Regenerative medicine conference to highlight the ‘road to the clinic’

World-leading regenerative medicine experts are to due to share best practice on how to progress regenerative therapies into the clinic at a conference being organised by Regener8 in the North East of England this September.

Wednesday 4th July 2012

A blueprint for the development of world leading facilities to rehabilitate people with neurological conditions has been drawn up by a Tyneside-based health provider with assistance from Newcastle Science City.

Whickham Villa LLP, which is pioneering a radical new approach to providing services for people with serious brain and spinal injuries as well as other neurological conditions, has been working with Science City’s business support team to investigate the demand for its innovative care model in the North East.

Wednesday 4th July 2012

Could the Angel of the North actually fly? How do birds take off? How high can a butterfly fly and how many times does a bumblebee have to beat its wings every second to stay off the ground?

These were among the tricky questions posed to scientists when Newcastle University took to the road to recruit the help of schoolchildren in their preparations for The British Science Festival coming to the city in September 2013.

Wednesday 27th June 2012

Tangles, tears and tantrums are a thing of the past for three North East siblings whose bath time troubles have inspired their parents to create their own children’s hair care range.

Now Annie, Rosie and Robert Bell of Hamsterley Colliery, Gateshead are helping tame the tresses of kids across the UK after high street beauty giant Boots signed an exclusive deal with their mum and dad to launch their Shampooheads products in 483 stores of its stores.

Friday 22nd June 2012

Exclusive funding for regenerative medicine projects with academic and industry collaborators were launched at a high profile event at the University of York this week (Wednesday 20 June).

The event, organised by Regener8 and the Medical Technologies Innovation and Knowledge Centre (IKC), launched a call for five Proof of Concept (PoC) awards of up to £100K to fund projects that align with the therapeutic priorities identified in the Research Councils UK (RCUK) Regenerative Medicine Strategy.

Friday 22nd June 2012

A project to map the research equipment across universities in the North could point the way to greater collaboration between universities and improved research links with industry.

Wednesday 23rd May 2012

iPad technology will soon be sweeping the consultation rooms of physiotherapists and sports rehabilitators across the UK thanks to a new product designed in the North East.

Ben Snook of Darlington hit upon the idea of developing a new, faster way for clinicians to manage their patient notes while studying sports rehabilitation at university in 2001.

Wednesday 9th May 2012

University and businesses will be coming together to boost the region’s economy at an event being hosted by Newcastle University.

Businesses will be given access to the University’s cutting-edge expertise to solve problems and explore new technologies that may help the business grow in an ever competitive market.

Newcastle University, Newcastle Science City, the Technology Strategy Board and Enterprise Europe Network are joining forces to organise the “Working with Newcastle University” event on Tuesday, May 22 at St James’s Park between 9am and 1pm.

Wednesday 9th May 2012

Newcastle Science City is seconding Dr. Andrew Young, a senior figure from Newcastle University, to lead the project in a move that will strengthen developments in the city’s key areas of research.

Dr. Young, who heads the management support team for the University’s Faculty of Science, Agriculture and Engineering (SAgE ), will take up the secondment as interim Director next month with a focus on science-based projects in sustainability, ageing and health, and regenerative medicine.