A springboard to global growth
Andrew Cahn, UK Trade & Investment

Innovation: the business of shaping our world
David Golding, Technology Strategy Board

Going global
Jonathan Kestenbaum, NESTA

Diversity is good for innovation
Annette Williams, UKRC for Women in SET

Promoting physics supporting physicists
Institute of Physics

The cost-saving CEO
Taylor Wessing

The BIC network
UK Trade & Investment

Innovation inspires R&D tax relief



Addressing cross sectoral issues
Integrated Products Manufacturing KTN

Research Councils

Meeting the global challenge
Research Councils

The UK?s National Science and Innovation Campuses
Science & Technology Facilities Council

Aerospace & Defence

Enabling technology through innovative approaches
Aerospace & Defence KTN

Defence technologies for civilian applications
Ploughshare Innovations


Securing the future
Intellect Association for Biometrics


Supporting life sciences in the capital
London First

Tackling the threat of electronic crime
Cyber Security KTN


From invention to innovation
Electronics KTN

Grid Computing Now! KTN


A global fusion
UK Atomic Energy Authority

Design for a one planet economy
Giraffe Innovation

Managing carbon in the corporate and public sectors
Greenstone Carbon Management

Towards an energy efficient future
British Electrotechnical and Allied

Manufacturers Association (BEAMA) Home help
Energy Institute


Connecting people and technology
Health Technologies KTN

A centre of excellence for innovative translational research
University of Birmingham

Feeling your way to design success
NHS Institute for Innovation and Improvement

University-industry collaborations
Imperial College London

Lost in translation
Pearson Matthews Innovation Consultants

Location and Timing

Location and Timing KTN
Intelligent Transport Systems

Mapping the route to intelligent transport systems deployment
Innovits KTN

Drive down fleet costs and reduce carbon emissions?
Energy Saving Trust

DRIVENet and sustainable vehicle engineering
Oxford Brookes University


Breaking the mould
Manufacturing Technologies Association

University of Nottingham

An innovative history
Scott Bader

Innovation for tomorrow?s built environment
Modern Built Environment KTN


Innovations in materials deliver value for money
Materials KTN


Nanotechnology in the UK
Nano KTN

Linking technology push with market pull

Running the risks
European Nanotechnology Trade Alliance

Nanofabrication solutions
Kelvin Nanotechnology

Innovative science for global applications
Oxford Instruments

Leading positive change for global industry
The Centre for Process Innovation


Making light work for industry
Photonics KTN


Unlocking the potential of the UK?s sensing community
Sensors & Instruments KTN


Investing in the future
Invest Northern Ireland

Ulster innovation delivering business success
University of Ulster

Focus: Northern Ireland

Belfast ? a city of creativity and innovation
Belfast City Council

A natural centre for innovation
London Development Agency

England?s East Midlands ? an innovative region
East Midlands Development Agency

Making it in Leeds
The City of Leeds

Collaboration in wireless technologies
Wireless Centre of Industrial Collaboration

Industrial Collaboration at the University of Leeds
Engineering Design CIC

One North East

Focus: North West of England

Focus: South West of England

Be part of the equation
West of England Partnership

All change for Hastings
Innovation Centre Hastings

ITI Scotland


Raising the standards
UK Science Park Association

Special focus: collaboration
Edinburgh Science Triangle

Innovation: the key to economic growth
County Durham Development Company

Solutions across boundaries
Norwich Research Park

Partnership provides innovation success
Wolverhampton Science Park


The outsourcing advantage
Business Services Association

Fast start UK
Tenon Outsourcing

Inward investment trends

Divine intervention
British Business Angels Association

Know your rights
Intellectual Property Office

A perfect patent
Beresford & Co

Putting IP at the centre of business strategy
Cambridge Intellectual Property


Science lessons
GovNet Communications

Useful addresses


north east: One Norht East


?The Centre for Process Innovation has made a central contribution to the renewed growth and major new investment in the process industries in Tees Valley in North East England, leveraging £171m in investment in R&D and related innovation projects over the last three years.? Innovation Nation White Paper March 2008

The Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) is just one example of how North East England is bringing together business, academia and the public sector to create world-class innovation in the fields of science and engineering.

Over 70 high-calibre scientists, engineers and support staff at the CPI offer technologically advanced support for the process industry from biotechnology scale-up services for SMEs and printable electronics prototyping for global businesses to consultancy, research and development partnerships.

Their unique market-led approach to innovation brings together market ?pull? from industry together with technology ?push? and research from academia. Critical to the success of CPI is their proven ability to collaborate with industry; to work with the best talent from internationally leading research universities; and to have the facilities to scaleup innovation from the laboratory through to industrial application.

Together, the newly merged CPI will be championing four key technology areas that offer the most sustainable growth potential. They are: advanced processes, low-carbon energy, functional materials and printable electronics. It is not just the CPI supporting investment in innovation, elsewhere in North East England NaREC ? based at the port of Blyth ? is attracting attention for its role as a centre of excellence for the development of new and renewable energy.

NaREC?s purpose-built facilities give their customers room to explore. With on-site incubation and conferencing facilities, portside access and excellent road, train and air connections, NaREC is an excellent location for innovation. Like CPI, NaREC has an excellent relationship with the wider research community and supply-chain, giving their customers access to a wealth of resources and opportunities.

With complete electrical and turbine development facilities located on the same site, and with quayside delivery access, NaREC is an ideal partner for developing the wind turbines of tomorrow. The recent decision by US energy giant Clipper Windpower to base its European R&D Centre in North East England is a fantastic endorsement of NaREC?s approach.

Clipper will use NaREC?s world-leading blade test and manufacturing facilities to engineer, construct and test a prototype 7.5 MW offshore turbine, which will be the largest offshore in the world. Stem-cell science offers significant economic opportunities for those institutions, regions and nations that gain first-mover advantage in this field.

The UK is widely recognised as being one of the key countries in this regard and the North East has particular strengths in stem-cell science and medicine. Durham and Newcastle Universities have come together with their related NHS Trusts and a range of other partners to form the North East England Stem Cell Institute (NESCI). A key strength is that work is conducted across a range of stem cell types ? embryonic, somatic, cord blood and germ-line stem cells ? across the two partner universities. The interface between basic scientists across the two universities and the clinicians who will be needed to put the science into practice is very well developed.

The North East has NHS research and clinical translational facilities that are second to none and the expertise in transplant and experimental medicine ensures that the researchers are able to operate at the interface between science and its application. Spin-out companies have already been developed in enabling technologies and new GMP facilities built, to allow the production of stem cells to clinical grade. These are already attracting industrial partners. These facilities will put the North East at the forefront of the translation of stem-cell science nationally and internationally.

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