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New government-backed business support programme aims to increase digital technology adoption in North East manufacturing sector

New government-backed business support programme aims to increase digital technology adoption in North East manufacturing sector

A new business support programme aimed at helping manufacturing SMEs in the North East increase digital technology adoption, innovation and skills has launched in the region. Made Smarter Adoption North East connects manufacturing businesses to digital tools that can transform the way they work. The programme, which is backed by government, aims to drive growth…
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Three types of innovation explained

Three types of innovation explained

Alan Welby, Innovation Director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (North East LEP) is responsible for encouraging innovation within the region, with the aim of building a more productive economy and creating more and better jobs. Here, he outlines the three main ways businesses can apply innovation to what they do. The simplest way…
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What is Innovation?

What is Innovation?

By Alan Welby, Innovation Director at the North East Local Enterprise Partnership For many people, when they hear the word innovation, they think about the Perseverance rover landing on Mars, self-driving cars, or SpaceX. And they’d be right; they are all excellent examples of innovation. But innovation doesn’t have to be a huge step into…
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Innovative device could revolutionise how we diagnose diseases

Innovative device could revolutionise how we diagnose diseases

An innovative device could revolutionise the way we diagnose diseases, such as the newly emerged strain of coronavirus, COVID-19. To date, systems that diagnose from breath sampling have not proven to be reliable enough due to contamination, sample loss and variability issues. This pioneering invention resolves reliability issues so data collected closely resembles results from…
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