Innovation Leadership


At the heart of our innovation approach is innovation leadership.

We’ve created a new North East Innovation Board to provide strategic leadership. Its membership includes representatives from innovation hubs, universities and innovation-centric businesses.

The Board’s role is to provide strategic direction for innovation in the North East, and to support and co-ordinate our Executive Team in the innovation environment.

The Board is hands-on and insightful, forward-thinking and able to engage on an international level with those who can help the North East to grow exponentially.

Information about members of the Innovation Board can be found here.

We also have a group of international innovators who together offer support and challenge to the North East Innovation Programme. This International Advisory Group will help ensure that we are at the global cutting edge.


Innovation News

Tue 11th Apr, 2017

In conversation: The value of university spinouts

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Thu 6th Apr, 2017

Vision becomes a reality for city business partners

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Thu 2nd Feb, 2017

In Conversation with Jacquie Potts, Managing Director, Marketwise Strategies

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