Super Six Business Opportunities Programme

Date:
10th January 2012
Venue:
The County Thistle
Location:
Neville Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE1 5DF
Price:
Free

 

Newcastle Science City to wish you a Happy New Year and invite you to a briefing session introducing you to Newcastle Science City’s ‘Business Opportunities’ programme. The programme has been designed to provide entrepreneurs and innovative companies with in-depth knowledge of specific market opportunities.

 

Six market opportunities, validated by experts in their field and addressing real-life challenges impacting on social and corporate issues in the areas of ageing & health and sustainability, have already been developed by Newcastle Science City using this approach.  They were communicated using ‘opportunity canvases’ which paint a picture of each commercial opportunity and presented at a series of short briefing sessions which took place in late 2011.

 

To enable those not able to attend the original briefing sessions to fully understand what is on offer, Newcastle Science City will be revisiting all six opportunity canvases in a super briefing session on the 10th January from 1pm until 6pm at the County Thistle Hotel, Neville Street, Newcastle, NE1 5DF.

Our aim is to act as a catalyst by helping businesses to accelerate innovative ideas which meet pre-identified and validated market requirements.

 

The six business opportunities to be revisited on the 10th January are:

 

AGEING AND HEALTH

 

1:00PM: Silver Collar Workforce - How do employers and employees deal with the challenges created by people needing to work beyond traditional retirement age?

 

Click here to view more details on our opportunity canvas.

 

1:45PM: Getting in and Getting out - How can the access needs of an ageing society particularly those people with limited dexterity in their hands be better addressed?

 

Click here to view more details on our opportunity canvas.

 

2:30PM: Marketing Blind Spot - How can the selective purchasing behaviours of the older consumer be better understood to ensure appropriate marketing to this largely ignored demographic? 

 

Click here to view more details on our opportunity canvas.

 

3:15PM: Food, not Medicine - How can the ageing population be encouraged to eat themselves well instead of relying on medication to address all ills?

 

Click here to view more details on our opportunity canvas.

 

SUSTAINABILITY

 

4:15PM: Smart Cities need Smart Citizens - How can people better understand how they can help their cities tackle shared global energy and environmental concerns?

 

Click here to view more details on our opportunity canvas.

 

5:00PM: Construction Waste -How can the construction industry lower its current 15 percent level of wastage in building materials?

 

Click here to view more details on our opportunity canvas.

 

Should you wish to attend for any part of the briefing session on 10th January 2012 please register here.

 

If you also wish to attend the Market Insight Workshop on 17th January 2012 register here.