Author: Hannah Johnson

Invitation to quote for an online event platform

To deliver the Accelerating Investment and Innovation Summit Event date: 22nd or 23rd September 2021 (TBC) Company background The Innovation SuperNetwork offers specialist business support to North East entrepreneurs, start-ups and scales-ups. We connect innovation expertise and market opportunities to help regional SMEs grow. We do this through events, innovation accelerators, Access to Finance programmes, […]

Challenge North East Announced £125K Funding For Top Innovation Ideas

Ground-breaking solutions to the COVID-19 crisis will become reality thanks to the Challenge North East open innovation programme. Challenge North East called on North East SMEs to put forward ideas that could help society recover from the impact of COVID-19. Launched last year by the North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP), the challenge attracted entries […]

CHALLENGE NORTH EAST LEADS ON INNOVATIVE COVID-19 SOLUTIONS

A challenge that called on North East businesses to generate innovative solutions to the Covid-19 crisis has reached a milestone moment. The North East Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) asked the regional business community for answers to Coronavirus-related problems through Challenge North East, a new open innovation programme. The programme saw the LEP offer funding and […]

Dragon, Piers Linney to talk about success, failure and weathering the Covid storm at VentureFest North East

Dragons’ Den investor and tech entrepreneur, Piers Linney is one of the inspiring keynote speakers joining the region’s innovation conference, VentureFest North East next month. Taking place entirely online for the first time, VentureFest will focus on bringing businesses practical advice and opportunities for support against the backdrop of COVID-19, with a focus on using […]

Invitation to tender: Ref: CI5 Summative Assessment and Project Evaluation Services

In line with latest ERDF guidance published in July 2020, the Innovation SuperNetwork and North East BIC are now seeking tender proposals from highly experienced and qualified suppliers for the provision of the Summative Assessment for the Innovation SuperNetwork programme. Summative assessments are intended to provide insights into the project performance to enhance their implementation, […]

What is design thinking and how can it help your business grow?

As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic that’s swept the world, businesses are being forced to innovate and pivot more than ever before. In order to survive, entrepreneurs and organisations are needing to develop new strategies, reinvent and produce new solutions. Design thinking can help businesses do just that. Our Innovation Manager, Graeme Miller, talked […]

Energy Innovation Challenge Update

The North East Energy Catalyst received a fantastic response to round one of its Energy Innovation Challenge programme, a new initiative designed to support regional SMEs to bring forward solutions to global energy challenges.   The first of three challenges rounds which will be launched up to March 2021 centred on scalable solutions for ‘decentralised and decarbonised energy’. […]

Pitching to investors in four steps: Step two – Prepare to Succeed

By Estelle Blanks, Executive Director at Innovation SuperNetwork If you read my first blog in this series, Research your Prospects, you’ll know that preparation is the fundamental starting point for pitching to investors. So now that you know who you’re pitching to, it’s time to take preparation to the next stage, focussing on the key […]

Pitching to investors in four steps: Step one – Research your prospects

By Estelle Blanks, Executive Director at Innovation SuperNetwork Welcome to the first in a series of articles designed to help you build the skills and tools you need for successfully pitching to investors. We live in unprecedented times and with a great deal of uncertainty. But for many of us, the show must go on […]