Sustainability - Smarter Citizens
Wednesday, 30 November 2011 from 17:30 to 19:00 (GMT)
World-class knowledge pooled to inspire new business opportunities
Newcastle Science City is pooling the city’s world-class scientific research to help launch new North East products and services.
The ‘Business Opportunities’ programme is designed to provide entrepreneurs and innovative companies with in-depth knowledge of specific market opportunities.
These commercial opportunities, which have already been identified by experts in their field, address real-life challenges impacting on social and corporate issues in the areas of ageing & health and sustainability.
During a series of briefing sessions, the Newcastle Science City business support team will use ‘opportunity canvases’ to paint a picture of each commercial opportunity to the business community. This unique insight provides a ready-made needs analysis to help accelerate the process of bringing a product to market.
Businesses inspired to develop ideas sparked by the sessions will then be offered support to take them forward. Companies with existing ideas, meanwhile, can test them against the specific market knowledge that has been collated.
Opportunity 1: Smarter Citizens. How can local people better understand how they can help tackle shared global energy and environmental concerns?
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Newcastle Science City
Newcastle Science City is a partnership between Newcastle University and Newcastle City Council to help the region realise the full economic potential of its science and technology-based industries.
We deliver a range of activities including the development of a close-knit scientific community and encouraging more people to work in scientific and technical roles. Key to our remit is creating and growing innovative businesses.