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New grants available to innovative North East SMEs

A new set of grants have been launched for SMEs looking to drive innovation in the North East LEP (Local Enterprise Partnership) area. The grants are part of the GX Project, a legacy of the Great Exhibition of the North designed to support innovations and collaborations among North East...

GX in 2020

GX is a legacy project from the Great Exhibition of the North which is led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI), and supported by the Innovation Super Network and Newcastle City Council. It started by supporting innovative collaborations throughout the Exhibition and has gone on to provide grants for SME innovations,...

M&IT Awards

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau shortlisted in the M&IT Awards

NewcastleGateshead Convention Bureau has been shortlisted as a finalist in the ‘best UK Convention Bureau’ category at the prestigious Meetings and Incentive Travel Industry (M&IT) Awards 2020. The Convention Bureau helps to attract and secure major national and international conferences and events for the region, working with a wide...

January 2020 partnership update

New partners In the last few months we have welcomed two new NGI bronze partners, The Aviary and Novotel Newcastle Airport. The Aviary is a brand new art gallery in Jesmond, Newcastle. The art gallery celebrates a wide range of artists and styles in its exhibition space and gives...

MIPIM 2020 delegation

Strengthening the region’s international proposition to investors

Invest Newcastle has gathered the region’s key players to discuss plans for MIPIM 2020, the world’s largest international property conference. Plans were revealed at a breakfast event at The Catalyst building on Newcastle Helix. Representatives from Newcastle City Council, Gateshead Council, Durham County Council, Avison Young, Arup, Newcastle Helix,...

Official map and city guide

New seasonal visitor guide launched for NewcastleGateshead

Destination marketing organisation, NewcastleGateshead Initiative, has launched the first edition of a brand-new visitor guide to the destination. The Official Map and City Guide will be produced three times a year, with seasonal content curated for visitors in each version. The first edition, which covers November 2019 – February...

mart City Expo Delegation

Newcastle delegation showcase our smart city to the world

Invest Newcastle is attending the Smart City Expo World Congress to showcase our city to decision makers, innovators and influencers from across the globe. A delegation headed out to Barcelona this week (Monday 18 November) as part of a Northern Powerhouse Trade Mission led by the Department for International...

Exhibition legacy project supports over 75 North East SMEs

A legacy project born out of the Great Exhibition of the North (GEOTN) has directly supported 78, and engaged with over 150, North East SMEs and brokered valuable relationships and collaborations with other businesses and research institutions throughout the region. The two-year GX Project was developed to draw on...

Warm welcome from NewcastleGateshead for VisitBritain marketing team

Last month we had the pleasure of showing the VisitBritain marketing team around NewcastleGateshead. They were wowed by the welcome they received from our partners and left feeling inspired by their two-day visit and the experiences on offer which align with their campaigns. We were really excited when several...

Skating at Life

Get involved with our plans for Winter Festival 2019

As the festive season approaches, plans for this year’s Winter Festival are well underway. There’s lots of events, markets and performances taking place in the North East over the next few months and you can keep up to date with what’s going on by visiting the Winter Festival website...

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