Many people don’t know what open innovation means, but ultimately, it’s just a way of working together to develop competitive advantage, says Alan Welby, director of innovation for the North East LEP. While businesses frequently rely on their internal teams and knowledge to develop a competitive edge, open innovation can provide an exciting and beneficial […]
North East Local Enterprise Annual General Meeting This year’s North East Local Enterprise Partnership Annual General Meeting was held online on Tuesday, 24 November 2020. During the meeting, our Chief Executive, Helen Golightly, gave an update on our work and our on-going priorities. The Chief Financial Officer, Paul Woods gave an update on the funding […]
The work being delivered by North East universities is supporting new and existing businesses to innovate and grow, and shaping and supporting a more sustainable and inclusive economy.
The North East has ambitions to expand 5G across the region and position the region as the centre for 5G deployment in the UK.
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is calling on the regional business community to help it solve some of the biggest Coronavirus-related problems. Through Challenge North East, a new open innovation programme, the LEP is offering support to SMEs as it seeks to address critical issues facing the North East marketplace while it adapts […]
Lucy Winskell, Chair of the North East LEP gave her reaction to today’s Spending Review: “Today’s Spending Review has set out the scale of the challenge we face to recover from the economic impact of COVID-19. The Chancellor is expecting to see a decline in economic activity and rise in unemployment with a long-lasting impact […]
The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is seeking to appoint an organisation that can design and deliver a range of career-related learning resources as part of the North East Ambition element of the Strategic Economic Plan. North East Ambition is focused on supporting all North East schools to achieve the Good Career Guidance Benchmarks […]
During the last two years, the North East has been taking part in a pan-European project which aims to encourage open innovation and harness the potential of sharing knowledge across borders. Andy Leigh, Project Coordinator at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), explains how taking part in this project will help to shape North […]
Members of the public, together with the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), have helped safeguard 120 businesses and protect over 350 jobs during the coronavirus pandemic.
Lucy Winskell, OBE, Chair of the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), today (18 November 2020) welcomed the Prime Minister’s ten-point plan for a Green Industrial Revolution. She said: “The North East’s geographic, social and economic characteristics, coupled with its clean growth strengths, means it is well placed to deliver at pace and at scale […]
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