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.

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 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 new business opportunities and make exciting things happen. It’s a day dedicated to helping you explore new opportunities, collaborations and challenges.
FinanceCamp North East

We bring businesses with bright ideas together with lenders and investors in search of new and exciting opportunities. FinanceCamp makes it easier and speedier for businesses to get hold of the money they need to grow.
Innovation Challenge

What are the big issues facing large corporates, the public sector and society at large? Does your business have the talent to provide solutions? If you think the answer is 'yes', our innovation challenge programme will help you do just that!
Entrepreneurs of the North

Sixty-seconds is all it could take to attract the funding businesses need to flourish. Each year we journey to the capital with 30 of the North’s most inspiring companies and provide a platform to pitch directly to investors before networking.
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 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