New businesses launched by Newcastle Science City

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.

Building on the rapidly-growing market for user-generated and viral video content,  Eric Foch and Wah Tang’s ‘Me Motion’ product is set to change the way amateur sportspeople monitor their performance through multiple-camera systems at sports centres. 

Finally, Helen Floyd’s work with medical devices in the human world inspired her to establish Curar Animal Therapeutics, which investigates the potential for transferring certain human medical devices into the veterinary field.

In just three months, the Innovation Machine has produced five viable businesses, from the original in-take of six innovation managers, starting with the launch of Adtronik in July, which is marketing a novel way of monetising photos and pictures on the web.

We are extremely encouraged by the commercial and creative ideas born to date; they are testament to the potential Newcastle Science City’s Innovation Machine has to be franchised outside the North East and into companies that want to use technology to generate revenue quickly and sustainably.