North East England is home to impressive businesses and incredible talent. The Innovation SuperNetwork is finding ways to pool this expertise to make the region even stronger.
Our sole purpose is to make connections to benefit businesses in the area. By providing bespoke innovation support to small and medium sized enterprise in the North East LEP area, we are building an innovation ecosystem to support business resilience and sustainability in the region.
Watch how the Innovation Ecosystem came together at VentureFest North East 2021
Supported by Partner organisations and delivering projects funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), the SuperNetwork has strategic alignment to the North East LEP. We exist to increase collaboration between the region’s business community to enhance innovation and share best practice.
We do this in part by funding innovation expertise in five of the region’s key clusters. Working in such close collaboration allows each of our clusters to pool skills, knowledge and resources as well as forming new relationships and networks. This plays a key role in supporting local SMEs to grow through innovation.
Through our ERDF supported project, we work with clusters in five of the region’s key sectors. We have a team of experienced Innovation Mangers in each cluster who provide sector expertise to SMEs.
Digital & Tech
Process Innovation & Manufacturing
Healthcare & Life Sciences
Voluntary, Charity & Social Enterprise