Making Connections

The Innovation SuperNetwork is a ‘network of networks’

We bring together over 50 partners and 5000+ businesses to generate fresh ideas, new market opportunities, knowledge and money to support North East SMEs.

Together North East England is rising to the challenge.

How we can help

As the first network of its kind in the UK, we’re using our unique position and overview of the region to make exciting things happen and new collaboration possible. Our activity creates tangible opportunities for North East businesses to achieve their own growth ambitions and supports the regional economy to prosper and grow.

Explore our current projects to discover the opportunities on offer.

Our current projects
VentureFest North East

The region’s innovation conference brings people together to create opportunities for North East SMEs and make exciting things happen. It’s a day dedicated to helping you explore new opportunities, collaborations and challenges.
North East Innovation Awards

Celebrating the most innovative businesses in the region the North East Innovation Awards are delivered in partnership with RTC North and celebrate the diverse range of innovation taking place across the region.
Women in Innovation

Diversity in business is proven to strengthen productivity and business success. Women in Innovation is all about equipping North East companies with the tools and insights to support gender equality and stimulate business growth.

European Regional Development Fund  (ERDF)

The Innovation SuperNetwork is the brand of a project part-funded  by the European Regional Development Fund: Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters, which is receiving up to £1.24m of ERDF as part of the European Structural and Investment Funds Growth Programme 2014-2020.
The Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government is the Managing Authority for European Regional Development Fund. Established by the European Union, the European Regional Development Fund helps local areas stimulate their economic development by investing in projects which will support innovation, businesses, create jobs and local community regenerations. For more information visit
The Innovation SuperNetwork commits to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and supporting the Armed Forces Community. We recognise the value Serving Personnel, both Regular and Reservists, Veterans and military families contribute to our business and our country. 

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