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New forum set to forge innovation between universities and industry

N8 Partnership Logo

Durham University is part of new scheme to bring together leading scientists from northern research intensive universities with senior figures from industry.

The Industry Innovation Forum (IIF), led by the N8 Research Partnership, aims to forge new collaborations and drive innovation, competitive advantage and growth.

(1 Feb 2012) » More about New forum set to forge innovation between universities and industry


North Universities Join Forces for Cancer Research

Vice Chancellors from Durham & Newcastle Universities

Two of the country's top universities have come together to take significant new scientific breakthroughs into the marketplace. James Marley finds out more about the work of the Angel Alliance in turning the research into commercial reality.

(3 Nov 2011) » More about North Universities Join Forces for Cancer Research


Durham University’s research and development strengths win award from world leading company

Durham University's strengths in research and development have won it an international award from the world's largest consumer products company.

(24 Oct 2011) » More about University wins award from world leading company


Enterprise zones face strict limits on help available


INVESTORS looking to bring jobs to Tyneside will face strict Government limits on the help available to them.

The North East yesterday unveiled its low-carbon enterprise zone which will bring in some £200m in extra taxes to be spent in the region and create up to 7,000 jobs.



(19 Aug 2011) » More about Enterprise zones face strict limits on help available


Durham University spin-out company reinnervate wins international technology award

Reinnervate, an innovative biotechnology company founded by Professor Stefan Przyborski of Durham University's School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences, is delighted to announce that alvetex®, its breakthrough 3D cell structure technology, is among the winners of the prestigious 49th Annual R&D 100 Awards.


(9 Aug 2011) » More about Durham University spin-out company reinnervate wins international technology award


Durham University could share in government funding to develop collaborative research with industry

Durham University's research expertise has been recognised today with the offer of a major share in Government funding to develop collaborative research with private industry.

(13 Apr 2011) » More about Durham University could share in government funding to develop collaborative research with industry


Competition is backing business in our region

THE Blueprint awards have been highlighting the entrepreneurial spirit of graduates across the region for the last seven years. CHRISTOPHER KNOX talks to the organisers as well as some of the winners past and present.


(26 Oct 2010) » More about Competition is backing business in our region


Durham scoops up awards at Regional Grand Final

2010 Blueprint Grand Final Winners

JUDGES at the awards for the best business plans to come from graduates, undergraduates and staff from the North East universities said “the competition was tougher than ever this year.

(22 Oct 2010) » More about Durham scoops up awards at Regional Grand Final


Turning innovative ideas into rewarding business

Dr Karl Coleman - Durham Graphene Science

INNOVATIVE businesses emerging from the North East's five universities are going head-to-head tonight in the regional final of The Journal-backed Blueprint Awards.


(21 Oct 2010) » More about Turning innovative ideas into rewarding business


BBC Radio Tees interview with Durham's Squirrel Audio

Durham students - Squirrel Audio's interview with Lisa McCormack of BBC Radio Tees, discussing their innovative new business idea and progression into the Regional Grand Final of Blueprint: The North East Universities Business Planning Competition.

(20 Oct 2010) » More about BBC Radio Tees interview with Durham's Squirrel Audio


Blueprint Revamps (Business Plan) Competition for 2010

Exciting new changes lie ahead for the 2010 finalists of Blueprint: The North East Universities Business Planning Competition.  Each of the institutional competitions at the Universities of Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside are now in full swing, the winners of which will go head-to-head with each other at the 7th Annual Regional Grand Final in late October.

(25 Jun 2010) » More about Blueprint Revamps (Business Plan) Competition for 2010


Kromek Buys Up California Tech Firm

PIONEERING North East tech­nology firm Kromek has giv­en itself an outpost in Amer­ica by snapping up Californian technology company Nova.  The Durham University spin-out, which is developing devices aimed at detecting potential terrorists at air­ports, spent several months in discussion with its US target before sealing an acquisition deal which is funded partly with cash and partly with stock.

(25 Jun 2010) » More about Kromek Buys Up California Tech Firm