Urban Foresight

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

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.


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


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.


Logical Bridge

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

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

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 Publishing

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

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

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

Email: info@olmdiagnostics

Definition IP

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



Invotra is a fast-growing intranet software company, backed by experts with decades of experience delivering robust solutions to the open source community. Through our easy-to-use SaaS platform we deliver a secure, flexible digital workplace to hundreds of thousands of users. Invotra supports over 45% of Central Government employees, including the Home Office, HMRC, DWP and DFT. Headquartered in Woking, Surrey, Invotra has offices in Dublin and Denver, Colorado. Invotra has recently expanded in Newcastle, moving to a larger office Invotra has developed an award winning apprenticeship scheme in Surrey which they aim to replicate in Newcastle.

Tel: +44 (0)203 789 2925

Connected Energy

Connected Energy is a world leader in commercial scale energy storage.  Connected Energy has developed its E-STOR energy storage systems for use behind the meter on industrial and commercial sites.  Used in conjunction with Connected Energy’s in-house control software, E-STOR systems help companies reduce electricity costs, develop new revenue streams and improve resilience of supply.  The E-STOR system has exceptional sustainability credentials, it is the world’s only commercially available energy storage system that uses 2nd life electric vehicle battery packs as the storage medium. Connected Energy provides a turnkey service from feasibility assessment through to design, supply, installation and operation.

Tel: +44 (0)191 495 7320