Finding entrepreneurs who will start fast-growing companies and create jobs in the North East is the challenge Hugh Rhodes has taken on at Newcastle Science City.
The new director of innovation has launched a search to find the next four future entrepreneurs to hone their skills and talents into the next Branson or Bannatyne alongside Science City’s other success stories of tomorrow.
The four recruits will work with the Newcastle Innovation Machine, a unique process that takes talented future entrepreneurs and gives them the tools and support to generate high-growth businesses in the city.
It has already created six businesses including a company that provides revolutionary diet and fitness regimes based on your DNA and one who can digitally map anything from a vintage Porsche to an industrial manufacturing plant. Four further business people are currently developing their ideas and preparing to launch new companies.
The new recruits will be paid a salary for six months and Newcastle Science City will provide all the support and guidance needed to develop a business idea and take it off the paper and into the market.
Hugh Rhodes said: “This is a fantastic package and we are looking for the best talent and ideas available.
“The Newcastle Innovation Machine will help our recruits find an idea if they do not already have one or test their idea if they do. We need people who are flexible in the development process and open to working in new ways.
The closing date for applications is February 11, 2011 and more information on the application process can be found at www.transformtomorrowtoday.co.uk and information on Newcastle Science City at www.newcastlesciencecity.com.