News & Press Cuttings
New forum set to forge innovation between universities and industry
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.
North Universities Join Forces for Cancer Research
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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