News Archive

Thursday 27th January 2011

Finding entrepreneurs who will start fast-growing companies and create jobs in the North East is the challenge Hugh Rhodes has taken on at Newcastle Science City. 

The new director of innovation has launched a search to find the next four future entrepreneurs to hone their skills and talents into the next Branson or Bannatyne alongside Science City’s other success stories of tomorrow.

Wednesday 26th January 2011

Global hotel chain the Hilton, utilities company Northumbrian Water and North East indigenous SMEs including market research company Explain, the theatre, Northern Stage, and mobile telecommunications company, CCS Mobile are amongst the region’s businesses that have scooped accolades at Service Network’s prestigious Culture for Success Awards over the past few years.

Tuesday 25th January 2011

Newcastle Science City is all about strengthening the world-class science base that already exists in the city and the wider region.

There’s real momentum behind my team as we go forth into 2011 and we are firmly putting in place the building blocks to accelerate our flourishing scientific community and knowledge economy.

This groundwork is essential to the success of the planned Science Central site, which has been in the media in the past couple of weeks due to a funding gap that currently exists on the project.

Tuesday 25th January 2011

Beekeeping, halogen cookery courses, Leonardo Da Vinci-inspired workshops and stem cell mosaic-making – just a few of the highlights of a project set up to bring science to the doorsteps of the people of Newcastle.

Newcastle Science City’s Community Engagement Project is celebrating its first action-packed year of activities and is encouraging others to get involved with its next phase of work.

Tuesday 25th January 2011

Spotlight on science education

This month Dr Terence Harbinson, assistant headteacher at St Cuthbert’s Catholic High School in Newcastle, highlights the phenomenal success of one of the programmes under way to improve science education in the city and accelerate our knowledge economy.

The Newcastle Science Excellence and Innovation Partnership (SEIP) has already reached over 6,000 schoolchildren, has dramatically improved results and encouraged students to study science subjects.

Wednesday 19th January 2011

An improvisation expert who has helped develop the talents of Steve Coogan, Rob Brydon and Ruth Jones will help North East entrepreneurs master their own performances with an innovative event organised by Newcastle Science City.

Paul Z Jackson, who started out as a journalist before turning to improvisation and comedy, was a script-editor and senior producer with BBC Radio 4, where he introduced dozens of writers to their first professional contracts.

Monday 17th January 2011

Two software entrepreneurs have launched an innovative software program designed to capture children’s opinion about their school life to help staff monitor and improve the school’s performance.

Newcastle-based Jeremiah Alexander and Peter Hirst are launching their new business, Every1Speaks, at BETT 2011 - the world’s largest exhibition of educational technology products held at Olympia, London from January 12 -15 - after support from Newcastle Science City.

Monday 17th January 2011

Newcastle Science City is taking its hugely popular First Friday North East event on the road to give businesses in Morpeth a chance to sample this unique networking environment.

First Friday North East, normally held on the first Friday of every month at Central Bean coffee shop in Newcastle city centre, has proven itself as a hotbed for innovation, providing an inspirational, informal forum for businesses to discuss entrepreneurship. It has helped launch a number of enterprises, generate endless commercial ideas and overcome challenges faced by businesses.

Thursday 13th January 2011

Two Tyneside women are taking their fight for the rights of the over 50s online with a new social media site.

Newcastle Science City is helping Irene Oxnard and Pat Madin to launch their new web-based community www.speakingasone.com to give the over 50s and their families a new way to voice their key concerns to politicians and make suggestions about how issues could be fixed.

Thursday 6th January 2011

The search is on to find the North East’s innovators of tomorrow with the launch of a competition to bring scientific ideas to life.

Newcastle Science City has thrown down the gauntlet to businesses and individuals across the region to put forward their innovative ideas for the chance to win £20,000 of specialist support and take their ideas to market.