Urban Foresight is a consulting think tank focused on future cities. We undertake research, develop strategies and create transformational projects to help public and private sector organisations around the world to shape a brighter future.
Our expertise spans the sectors that are critical to the smart and sustainable transformation of cities. This includes transport, energy, environment, economic development, technology and innovation. This integrated approach allows us to advance creative and enduring solutions to enhance social wellbeing, achieve dramatic improvements in environmental protection and realise new economic opportunities.
Tel: +44(0)191 495 7350
Red Hat, Inc. is an American multinational software company providing open-source software products to the enterprise community. Red Hat has become associated to a large extent with its enterprise operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux and with the acquisition of open-source enterprise middleware vendor JBoss. Red Hat also offers Red Hat Enterprise Virtualization (RHEV), an enterprise virtualization product. Red Hat provides storage, operating system platforms, middleware, application, management products, and support, training, and consulting services.
Red Hat creates, maintains, and contributes to many free software projects and has also acquired several proprietary software packages and released their source code mostly under the GNU GPL while holding copyright under a single commercial entity and selling user subscriptions. As of June 2013, Red Hat is the largest corporate contributor to Linux.
Photon Fire is a Research and Development business that designs electronics and sensors for Industry, particularly the offshore, process industry, fire protection and defense sectors. Photon was established by Engineers and Scientists, all of whom have hands-on technical experience of working for multi-national businesses doing new product development.Our team includes experienced business people as well so our products are always designed to work in a real commercial environment.
Tel: +44 (0)191 495 7455
Arjuna Technologies Limited is a world leading innovator in distributed computing and has an international reputation for delivering mission-critical products to global software vendors. Products developed by the company over the last decade are currently utilised by many thousands of businesses. Today Arjuna is applying its twenty years of research and development experience to enable the next major development in IT – the Federated Cloud.
Tel: +44 (0) 191 243 0676
Cloud Innovation Centre
The Digital Institute at Newcastle University focuses on discovering novel ways of using digital technologies to solve real-world challenges in a wide range of areas. We collaborate closely with researchers in science, engineering, healthcare, social inclusion, culture and education. This has generated more than £40 million in external funding.
The Institute has recently created the Cloud Innovation Centre on Science Central, co-locating researchers with businesses to help foster partnerships between researchers, industry and the public sector.
PHMR Ltd is an international team of highly qualified health economists and research scientists that offer expert advice based on extensive experience in HEOR and PR&MA groups in Global, EU and emerging markets.
Tel: +44 (0)203 432 7450
Centre for Doctoral Training
The EPSRC Centre for Doctoral Training in Cloud Computing for Big Data is an innovative and highly prestigious programme, offering around 11 students per year the opportunity to study for a doctoral degree in an exciting, new area in which there is an acute skills shortage
Cloud Data Service
Cloud Data Service Ltd is an award-winning software development company that specialises in ‘software as a service’ data solutions for the web and has worked with a range of different clients to deliver bespoke cloud-based software products. This company has developed a number of products, several of which are targeted at healthcare providers or related charities that enable bespoke cloud-based data management systems. It also provides related digital services to create and manage online content.
Tel: +44 (0)191 495 7465
SoPost specialises in building new IT platforms that tackle business needs using virtual addressing. The initial focus is building a database of virtual IDs linked to physical addresses with the long-term goal of using big data and knowledge of how the digital and real worlds merge to change the way logistics happen in an increasingly transient era. The platform has the potential to be deployed by major commercial partners. Currently at an advanced research and development stage, one application of the platform is to radically improve delivery logistics to save billions in postal costs.
Baker Brown Management
This is a micro company delivering research and development services to businesses. Delivering evaluation services through the Firm for Innovate (previously known as Technology Strategy Board), evaluating grant awards to firms commercialising research. The firm’s particular specialisms are in Renewable Energy, Agriculture, Pharmaceuticals and IT.
The firm also provides other related consultancy services, including scoping and assisting in securing research investment for firms working in those specialist fields. The consultancy services target Innovation/R&D businesses/projects and new start/early stage businesses.
Tel: +44 (0)191 495 7475
Providing the timber window and door industry with the next generation of ERP design and manufacturing software. As UK agents for Oracle-based CalWin, the leading supplier of window manufacturing IT systems in Scandinavia, we are able to transform businesses and deliver dramatic benefits across all aspects of any manufacturing and sales organisation. Additionally providing consultancy for new and existing businesses to scale up across sales, order processing and production. The move to The Core coincides with our development of a cloud offering that should broaden the market opportunities and ensure the environmental, sustainable and whole-life-cost benefits wood provides is commercially successful in a very competitive marketplace.
Tel: +44 (0)191 495 7450
Academic Health Science Network
The Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC) is dedicated to improving healthcare and supporting wealth creation through partnership working and promotion of innovation across the NHS, Academia and Industry.
With a remit to provide system-wide integration, we facilitate interactions with multiple partner organisations across the region. Principally we work with the NHS Trusts, CCGs and Universities which form our core membership, and we collaborate closely with many other stakeholder groups. We support the inclusive, collegiate approaches that are needed to address shared problems at a system level.
Connected Health Cities (CHC) is a new project that unites local health data and advanced technology to improve health services for patients in Northern England.
Tel: + 44 (0)191 208 4703
Converted Media creates knowledge and research platforms for technology professionals in a variety of markets including health, manufacturing and human resources.
Each platform is targeted to an evolving technology and provides users access to whitepapers, analysis and opinion. Live platforms: electronic health records, ERP software and HRMS.
Tel: +44 (0) 870 366 6150
Sport Works is an award winning provider of Sport, Exercise and Educational programmes throughout the UK.
Harnessing the power of sport to improve health, education and employability skills our programmes are designed to contribute to healthier, more prosperous communities.
Sport Works operates several projects, each designed for niche groups of children and adults and funded mainly via Local Authorities, Schools and the NHS. Our work is based upon the scientific principles of health improvement and we work with leading academics to ensure innovative methods are employed to maximise the impact of our work.
Tel: +44 (0)191 5800 120
Combining cutting edge knowledge and innovative new thinking, Newcastle University has created the new Centre for Professional and Executive Development to meet the growing demand for professional skills development from all kinds of businesses and organisations in the UK and around the world. Based in The Core, they draw on the vast range of knowledge, world-leading research and specialist expertise that exists across the University to offer professional development programmes tailored to clients’ needs.
Tel: +44 (0)191 208 4713
Agenda is an independent publisher of academic content in economics and political economy for students, lecturers and researchers in institutions of higher education worldwide.
Tel: +44 (0)191 495 7330
Hexis Lab Ltd provides Skincare R&D services. Using computer modelling and lab testing we identify active ingredients in natural products and plant extracts that are useful for cosmetic formulation.
Hexislab’s in-silico skincare discovery platform and collaboration with Newcastle University provides a perfect solution for skincare product innovation for clients interested in evidence-based skincare solutions with a clear point-of-difference
Hexislab has a proprietary database of known actives against specific targets, in addition to OEM products available for onward licensing. Alternatively, a bespoke service can be offered to identify likely candidates and targets.
Tel: +44 (0)191 495 7311
OLM Innovations is the catalyst for the development of new healthcare products which are delivering clear clinical benefits. Our technology focus is in the area of medical diagnostics but we consider each innovation on its own merits and work with selected partners to ensure that the right team is in place to progress products through to commercialisation.
We are independent and committed to partnering with dynamic scientists to take their ideas through to clinical practice. We tailor our approach to each stage of the product development cycle; supporting applications for funding to continue research, sourcing investment to achieve proof of concept; undertaking clinical trials; and securing licensing partnerships and company spin-outs.
Tel: +44 (0)191 3759111
Definition IP is a firm of Patent Attorneys and Intellectual Property advisors. We provide clear, practical, commercially focused IP advice.
Our services include drafting, filing and prosecuting Patent Applications through to grant, filing registered Design Applications and assisting with Trade Mark and Copyright issues. We also provide IP audits and strategic advice.
We have particular expertise in assisting companies who are going through a period of transition or growth. We predominantly work with SMEs to manage their IP effectively. We also help them through funding stages from seed to IPO, where a well-managed IP strategy can be a significant asset.
Tel: +44 (0)191 6031101