Energy Innovation Challenge: Jumping Rivers

Esther Gillespie, Director of data science consultancy Jumping Rivers, explains how taking part in the Energy Innovation Challenge has opened up opportunities and funding for the business. “I would totally recommend getting in contact with the North East Energy Catalyst,…

In conversation: Funding and investment accelerates new drug development

Iksuda Therapeutics develops a new generation of drugs which target difficult-to-treat cancers. In 2020, the business received £24,524 from the North East LEP’s COVID-19 Patent…

UK Life Sciences Vision

Colin Bell, Business Growth Director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, reacts to the publication of the Government’s UK Life Sciences Vision. “Government’s bold…

North East LEP response to Nissan’s announcement of new Sunderland gigafactory

As Nissan announced its plans to create a new electric model and battery plant in Sunderland, creating more than 6,000 jobs, Helen Golightly OBE, Chief…

North East health and life sciences sector leads the way in global COVID response

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) has praised the region’s health and life sciences sector for its vital work in the global effort against…

Getting Building Fund support for new ‘green’ multi-storey car park on NewcastleGateshead Quays

A new multi-storey car park being built on the NewcastleGateshead Quays site in Gateshead is likely to be the most carbon-neutral car park in the…

How the Local Growth Fund helped North East businesses diversify during the coronavirus pandemic

In March 2020, as the coronavirus pandemic escalated in the UK, there soon became an immediate and urgent need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). To…

North East businesses helping young people at risk of long-term unemployment into work

Employers in the North East are helping young people at risk of long term unemployment take their first steps into the workplace. Businesses including Sunderland-based…

North East LEP publishes new regional trade and export report

The North East Local Enterprise Partnership, in partnership with the Department for International Trade (DIT) and North East England Chamber of Commerce, has published a…