We solve commercial challenges with North East talent

All organisations come across problems they can’t fix from time to time. We help to overcome these challenges by identifying innovative technologies, talent and services of businesses in the North East of England.

By using Innovation Challenge big businesses solve problems quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Smaller companies get the chance to work in a new market or win a new contract. It’s win-win for the region, helping businesses here to innovate, grow and thrive.

Biomedical catalyst 2017 round 3: feasibility studies

Competition to explore and evaluate innovative healthcare technologies and processes.

Deadline: 11 October 2017

Biomedical catalyst 2017 round 3: feasibility studies

Background: The aim of this competition is to support the development of innovative healthcare technologies and processes. These may include: disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures […]

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Biomedical catalyst 2017 round 3: early stage

Competition to develop innovative solutions to health and care challenges.

Deadline: 11 October 2017

Biomedical catalyst 2017 round 3: early stage

Background: The aim of this competition is to support the development of innovative healthcare technologies and processes. These may include: disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes tailored treatments that either change the underlying disease or offer potential cures […]

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Digital health technology catalyst 2017 round 1

Competition for innovative digital approaches to healthcare delivery.

Deadline: 11 October 2017

Digital health technology catalyst 2017 round 1

Background: Innovate UK is to invest up to £8 million in projects that develop new digital technology solutions to healthcare challenges. Feasibility projects must range in size from total project costs of £50,000 to £75,000 and you must complete your project within one year. Industrial research and experimental development projects must range in size from […]

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Creative Fuse Innovation Fund for the North East’s Creative, Digital & IT Businesses

Funding for Innovation projects that bring together expertise from across businesses within the Creative, Digital and IT sector and the region’s universities.

Deadline: 16 October 2017

Creative Fuse Innovation Fund for the North East’s Creative, Digital & IT Businesses

Background: Creative Fuse North East is looking to fund a series of Innovation projects, bringing together expertise from across businesses within the Creative, Digital and IT sector and the region’s universities. These projects will aim to tackle specific industry challenges, opportunities or barriers to growth. Eligibility: This exciting opportunity is open to SMEs (including freelancers), […]

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Innovation in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems

Three competitions for feasibility studies, real-world demonstrators and collaborative R&D to develop future vehicle-to-grid products and services.

Deadline: 18 October 2017

Innovation in vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems

Background: Working with The Office for Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) and Innovate UK, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) are providing funding of £20 million for innovative projects that develop future vehicle-to-grid (V2G) products, services and knowledge. This amount will be shared between 3 competitions. V2G is a system where plug-in electric […]

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Connected and autonomous vehicles

Two competitions for technical solutions to real-world problems.

Deadline: 25 October 2017

Connected and autonomous vehicles

Background: The Centre for Connected and Autonomous Vehicles (CCAV) is to invest in industry-led research and development projects on connected and autonomous vehicles, across two competitions. Projects need to come up with technical solutions for connected and autonomous vehicle features that provide real-world benefits to users. This includes how these vehicles will work as part […]

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Medicines manufacturing round 1: challenge fund

Funding for innovative projects in medicines manufacturing solutions

Deadline: 01 November 2017

Medicines manufacturing round 1: challenge fund

Background: Innovate UK is to invest up to £15 million in innovation projects in medicines manufacturing to be funded through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Projects should focus on identified technical or commercial challenges. There are 2 parts to this competition: Feasibility projects (total project costs of £50,000 to £100,000) Industrial research and experimental development […]

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Emerging and enabling technologies – round 3

Competition to develop innovative solutions to challenges in emerging and enabling technologies.

Deadline: 08 November 2017

Emerging and enabling technologies – round 3

Background: Innovate UK will invest up to £25 million in innovation projects that inspire new products and services. The aim of this competition is to help UK businesses broaden their innovation activities, disrupt existing markets and find revenue sources from new products, processes or services. Projects must show significant innovation in one of the four […]

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Accelerating innovation in rail 5

Competition for innovations to minimise disruption to train services and advance intelligent trains.

Deadline: 15 November 2017

Accelerating innovation in rail 5

Background: Innovate UK, on behalf of the Department for Transport, will invest up to £7.9 million to support innovation and growth in national and international rail markets. This is a joint initiative with the rail industry, under the direction of its Technical Leadership Group, the team responsible for creating a vision for the future of […]

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