We’re no strangers to disruption at Northumbria University – we make it our business to think and act differently in pursuit of transformative innovation. Our focus in on design-led Responsible Innovation; innovation that is democratic, has a social conscience and is concerned with its impact and consequences. Innovation is multidisciplinary, bringing […]

Entrepreneurship and the Circular Economy


On Wednesday 2nd November 2016, Team Academy Newcastle were delighted to welcome Helen Averley, Chief Executive of Circus Central to the Northern Design Centre to take part in an external Generator Session. Officially the North East Circus Development Trust, Circus Central is a registered charity (1136254) and hub for the […]

Team Academy Newcastle and Circus Central!


Read 2nd year EBM student Alex Brown’s blog here. This blog is all about organisations that create a positive social impact, he tells his personal experience as a student creating his very first social enterprise, he tries to make his idea into a reality. Plus all manner of successful social organisations telling their valuable stories of how they […]

Read Alex’s blog – Social Entrepreneurship



Read about Cole’s trip to Peru last summer! (2016) As someone that is passionate about travel more than anything else in life, the opportunities that the travel bursaries can provide excite me more than anything. I put myself forward to construct the teams travel plans to Finland, which turned out […]

Read about Cole’s trip to Peru last summer!


Here is a link to a video introduction to Younite Projects – a 2nd year team – and its businesses   https://youtu.be/OybCVQ4sbk8

We are Younite Projects!


“Two teamprenuers travelled to Silicon Valley in the late spring with the intention of building an extensive network out in California. Eleanor Hudson and Jonny Forsey attended several startup and travel conferences and met with venture capitalist Juliet De Baubigny, partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers as well as […]

Blog: Network seeking in Silicon Valley



Over the first year of any university course everyone has to deal with the inevitable ups and downs that will proceed, this is especially pertinent on the EBM such is the nature of the course that hard times lead to extreme frustration and often a sense of hopelessness however the […]

Blog: ITM’s Budapest adventure


In Spring 2016 teampreneurs from two Team Companies visited Team Academies in Jyvaskyla and Tampere. Below you can read more about their exciting learning journeys to Finland! (Both stories are written by the teampreneurs) 1st year Team Company Younite Projects Our very first journey to seek collaboration with an international […]

Blog: Team Academy Newcastle goes to Finland


Originally published in BQlive magazine and website on 9/3/2016 http://www.bqlive.co.uk/2016/03/09/entrepreneurs-by-degree/ An entrepreneurial degree achieved without teacher, classroom or exams sounds questionable but Nina Jussila is helping that to come about in North East academia. Brian Nicholls looks into it. Once you meet Nina Jussila it shouldn’t surprise you that aspiring […]

Blog: Entrepreneurs by degree