News | Round-up April 3

Animmersion launch new Virtual Interactive Events technology 

Animmersion has fast-tracked its Virtual Interactive Events service to enable custom virtual meeting spaces to be created. 

Using Animmersion technologies the service can deliver exhibition stands, virtual showrooms and remote presentations tailored to individual clients. 

Businesses can use displays from desktop interaction to Virtual or Augmented Reality to interact with clients as if they were together despite being in remote settings. 

You can find out more about Animmersion’s Virtual Interactive Events here. 


Bettering the next generation 

Better has been asking children to join in its #SpreadingCreativity activity with their ‘Dare to Dream’ pictures. 

Set the challenge of drawing their dream job, we saw everything from pictures of vets and architects to racehorse trainers and dinosaurs. 

But five-year-old Esme came out on top with her brilliant drawing of her in her dream job as a Doctor, something to make us all a smile.

Keep an eye on Better’s social media channels for next week’s theme and get your kids involved! 


Teesside University ready to support businesses through the pandemic 

Teesside University has announced it is working alongside the Tees Valley Combined Authority and Tees Valley Mayor, Ben Houchen, to provide a support package to Teesside businesses during the coronavirus outbreak. 

The package can help businesses to transition to online and access Government advice and financial support, ensuring they can be resilient and ready to grow following the crisis. 

Teesside Launchpad is also rolling out its Microbiz Academy across the North East to provide online support and advice to anyone wanting to set up a small internet-based business at this time. 

Laura Woods, director of academic enterprise at Teesside University (pictured), said: “We’re all acutely aware of the massive challenges this crisis has created for businesses, both large and small. 

“It’s vital that we work together as a region to help our businesses withstand the economic impact of Covid-19 and to be ready for strong recovery. 

“We want to play our part in helping companies in the Tees Valley and further afield get through this crisis and emerge as strong as possible, positioned for competitive performance.”

Support offered by the university to businesses includes:
• Supporting companies transferring from physical services to online delivery
• Raising awareness and helping business access Government support
• One-to-one support for founders and business owners
• Writing bids for grants
• Business diagnostics and reviews of processes and needs
• Mentoring
• Webinars
• Brokerage and networks – connecting businesses with each other and with others who could help
• Ongoing help with graduate resource and recruitment
• Continued leadership and management support 

You can find out more about Teesside University’s coronavirus support services by emailing or phoning 01642 384068.