Enabling sustainable, inclusive growth through innovation

The Innovation SuperNetwork’s specialist business support gives North East businesses direct access to new market opportunities, finance and sector expertise. If you're starting out, scaling up or bringing something new to market, we can help take your company to the next level.

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north east business support

£40m

Investment secured for businesses

since 2019

1,700

Businesses supported

since 2016

30

Innovation Challenges co-created

since 2018

100+

Angel investor network

Innovation Events

We are experts in delivering events that bring businesses together to connect, collaborate and share knowledge. Across all of our programmes, you’ll find opportunities to benefit from bootcamps, accelerators, webinars, seminars and collaborative workshops. From smaller sector specific networking opportunities to the region’s longest-running innovation conference, VentureFest North East.

The Innovation SuperNetwork’s expert team have in depth knowledge in innovation best practice and are recognised for their approach to using open-source innovation methodologies and tactics, including the Design Council’s Double Diamond framework. Moving innovators through the process, participants will come away with the necessary skills to implement a new product or service and improve internal processes.

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Ecosystem

We work with stakeholders and partners across the region’s key sectors to grow clusters and drive opportunities for business and economic growth in North East England.

Inspirational stories from our community

Through tailored business support, we provide help with funding, accessing sector expertise and developing innovation pathways.

Finding opportunities to drive change through innovation

The Innovation SuperNetwork exists to connect businesses in North East England with the business support, opportunities, and finance needed to innovate and grow.  Supported by 60 partners, including all five regional universities and high-profile organisations across the public and private sectors, we bring together the innovation ecosystem to support economic growth. 

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