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Teesside University is featured.
It's looking top class
Evening Gazette, 22/05/2013, p.8,
There's a buzz of excitement in the air at Thornaby Academy as the completion of £5.5m of building work and renovations draws near. Four specially selected students and the Evening Gazette were invited to take a first look inside the new and refurbished areas of the Baysdale Road academy as it prepares to swing open its new doors next month. The work includes a multimillion-pound business and enterprise centre for the Teesside University-sponsored academy, along with new entrance areas looking onto the main route of Mitchell Avenue to give the school more presence in its community.
Love Middlesbrough (Web), 23/05/2013;
A team of final year students from Teesside University are making waves around the world after their passion for virtual reality led them to develop a deep sea exploration game for a cutting-edge gaming device. The students, who are studying courses in the School of Computing, pooled together their varied expertise to create UnderCurrent for the Oculus Rift virtual reality headset.
A glass act for growth at Ward Recycling
Gazette Live (Web), 22/05/2013
A £750,000 investment in a new glass plant is set to reap dividends for a Middlesbrough recycling specialist. Ward Recycling, which employs 140 people across the UK, is now expanding thanks to the new beneficiation plant. The expected growth follows support from the Manufacturing Advisory Service (MAS) and Teesside University in working towards, and successfully securing, BSI PAS 102 - the quality accreditation for processed glass used in secondary end markets.
ITV 1 TT N, ITV News Tyne Tees, 21/05/2013, 18:20:01; ITV 1 Border, ITV News Lookaround, 21/05/2013, 18:20:02, 18:21:16; BBC 1 North East, Breakfast, 21/05/2013, 06:58:25, 08:28:44
Robin Pepper is featured.
Technology skills needed at companies in North East
The Journal, 22/05/2013, p.22
Businesses and Government have high hopes for the digital sector. The Technology Strategy Board says the UK internet economy is growing at 10% a year and will account for 10% of GDP by 2016. But for that to happen, young people need to be inspired to provide the innovation and expertise that this hungry sector needs. "Everybody's got to know what digital is," said Teesside University's head of digital enterprise Michael Ryding. "Everything is digital. Pretty much everything I can see out of my window right now is designed on a computer, for example. Digital is utility and it makes everything work."
The Journal, 22/05/2013, p.11,
The Government announced late last year that the North East would also be home to a £38m National Biologics Industrial Innovation Centre, which will enable companies to develop effective processes for manufacturing antibodies and vaccines. The centre will be established by the Centre for Process Innovation, a Teesside-based operation which assists companies in fields including industrial biotechnology, printable electronics and smart chemistry. The universities in the North East - Newcastle, Durham and Teesside - all have skills in the area
Knowledge transfer partnership with Gate7
The Journal, 22/05/2013, p.32
A Newcastle manufacturing company is transforming its information technology systems to help increase visibility and improve production planning, thanks to a partnership project with Teesside University. Gateshead-based Gate7 focuses on manufacturing self-adhesive labels and screen prints for construction eQuipment vehicles such as JCBs. The family firm was set up in 2000 and employs 36 staff in the UK and 15 in Pennsylvania, US. Kate Wickham, managing director said, 'I sought external expertise and funding to address the problems with our existing IT system, particularly with the business growing in the US. I met with a project manager from Teesside University and started the first project.' Kate used the project's findings to select software to develop into a new system. Gate7 joined in a second partnership with Teesside University.
Northern Echo, 22/05/2013, p.18,
A concentration camp survivor watched herself on the big screen in Teesside yesterday as she fulfilled a promise made more than 60 years ago amid the horrors of Auschwitz. Iby Knill was at the screening of a documentary made about her by student filmmakers Robin Pepper, from Northallerton, Mark Oxley and Ian Orwin, both from Middlesbrough, at Cineworld in Middlesbrough. The documentary made by the Teesside University students is being added to the archives at the Auschwitz Museum, in Poland.
Flying the flag for area at home and abroad
The Journal , 22/05/2013, p.4
Digital City Innovation is led by Teesside University, and provides support to entrepreneurs and graduates just entering business, whether that's placing them in small and medium businesses or helping them start businesses with a DigitalCity Fellowship. DigitalCity Business is based in Boho One, and provides start-up support and development, as well as links to investment funds, VCs and business angels. It also supports a Business Catalyst programme managed by Teesside University's Business School, which can help pair up businesses with talent.