Accelerator Funding & Support






Business funding and support

We work with more than 50 regional and national partners, many of who provide direct support to start-ups and businesses launching new products or services.

This puts the Innovation SuperNetwork in a unique position to support our accelerator businesses with a diverse range of opportunities, by referring them in to the programme which best suits their individual needs.

For the Climate Change Innovation Accelerator we have identified partners we think provide a cross-section of funding opportunities. We have also developed a number of online webinars exclusively for accelerator businesses to help prepare them for the successful launch of their innovative products and services.

Angel Investment with the Newcastle Angel Hub

The Innovation SuperNetwork Access to Finance programme works with eligible innovative businesses to make them pitch perfect before an introduction to our network of local and national investors.

On Tuesday 22nd September, successful businesses taking part in the Climate Change Innovation Accelerator will have the opportunity to pitch for investment through the Newcastle Angel Hub. There may also be the chance to secure extra investment through our Angel Investment Accelerator thanks to funding from Innovate UK.


North East BIC

Innovation Programme

Building on its prior successes, the SME Innovation Programme is designed to help SMEs realise their innovative possibilities. There’s up to 40% Project Funding as well as independent advice and guidance and access to industry experts and suppliers. Learn more.

North East Fund

Investment Programme

The North East Fund is a £120m investment programme available to SMEs across Durham, Northumberland and Tyne and Wear. There are five funds – each with a different investment focus to suit the needs of SMEs depending on the sector in which they operate and where they sit on the growth curve. Learn more.

RTC North

Innovation & Business Growth

RTC North deliver a mix of innovation and business growth programmes, designed to help businesses to innovate, compete and grow. From expansion, developing new products or services, leadership development and getting help with strategic planning and skills. Learn More.