The Innovation SuperNetwork’s specialist business support gives North East entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups direct access to new market opportunities, finance and sector expertise. We help you take your company to the next level.
We run innovation accelerators, Access to Finance programmes, Innovation Challenges and events – all designed to help you do things more innovatively.
We can help you launch innovative products, develop innovation pathways, access funding for growth and build regional partnerships.
Our innovation accelerators and Innovation Challenge programme connect innovative North East SMEs with real market opportunities.
Through specialist investor readiness training, we help you access innovation funding and equity finance via the Newcastle Angel Hub.
Our year-round programme of webinars and workshops bring the brightest innovation experts together to support regional businesses. Find out what’s coming up next.
Looking to learn about the importance of innovation and how it can benefit your business? Our team, partners and clusters share their expertise in our blog posts.
Take a look at our case studies to see how we've helped North East businesses grow through innovation, connections and funding.
European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)
Innovation SuperNetwork includes the Catalysing Innovation in North East Clusters 2021-2023 project, which is receiving up to £1.28m of funding from the England European Regional Development Fund 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 https://www.gov.uk/european-growth-funding