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30 October 2023

Innovation SuperNetwork is growing its team of innovation managers and access to finance experts after securing several new contracts to deliver impactful innovation and access to finance programmes across the North East and Tees Valley.

Everything we deliver is underpinned by five values: Inclusivity, Impartiality, Integrity, Innovation, and Impact. We’re keen to hear from people who can demonstrate these values in their own work, are passionate about the region and want to support inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

We are currently recruiting into several roles at various levels, in particular looking for people who can:

  • Deliver impactful B2B events
  • Engage successfully with a range of regional and national stakeholders
  • Provide intensive innovation support
  • Help businesses understand their investor readiness level
  • Help businesses secure investment and funding
  • Deliver challenge-led innovation activities
  • Bring together the innovation ecosystem around key project areas and opportunities for businesses

In the Communications & Engagement Team, we’re looking for an Engagement & Events Officer to deliver events that support innovation and access to finance programme objectives. The ideal candidate will have a track-record of delivering b2b events, have a good understanding of end-to-end event delivery, be comfortable engaging partners and stakeholders, and able to deliver events across the whole of the North East and Tees Valley.

In the Access to Finance Team, we’re looking for skilled experts who can help us bring together and animate the investment ecosystem across the North East and Tees Valley and provide investor readiness and investor outreach activities. This is an exciting time to join the team as our access to finance team mobilise two fully-funded programmes across the North East and Tees Valley.

We are also expanding our Innovation Team and have a number of roles available that will directly support regional business to innovate or bring innovative products to market. Candidates should have a good understanding of the region’s innovation ecosystem, an in-depth understanding of innovation practice methodologies – including design thinking, and the ability to deliver or support the delivery of challenge-led innovation accelerators.

The application deadline for all vacancies is Friday 17th November, explore all our vacancies and apply.

Innovation SuperNetwork is a flexible first employer. Our flexible approach means our diverse team can work when and how is best for them. We provide an office base in Sunderland alongside fully supported remote working for all employees.

Employees also benefit from

  • Access to 24-hour employee assistance support for personal and professional use
  • Access to a range of retail discounts via BrightExchange

About Innovation SuperNetwork

Innovation SuperNetwork (ISN) exists to enable inclusive and sustainable economic growth that transforms and increases opportunities and prosperity for businesses & people. We bring together the innovation ecosystem, working with more than 100 organisations to enable innovation and economic growth through world-class connections.

ISN receives public funding to deliver innovation and access to finance support to businesses from the North of Tyne Combined Authority and Tees Valley Combined Authority.

We facilitate open innovation programmes and workshops, deliver the Newcastle Angel Hub, the North East’s longest running conference on innovation – VentureFest North East, and projects working with partners, including all five regional universities and high-profile organisations across the public and private sectors.

All activities delivered by the Innovation SuperNetwork align with our organisational values with the goal of adding social and economic value through innovation. Our values are:

  • Inclusive: The ISN and our programmes are built with diversity and inclusion front of mind.
  • Impartial: The work we deliver has no agenda other than to support sustainable and inclusive economic growth.
  • Integrity: We are a trusted partner and only work on projects where we know we can deliver impactful, inclusive and sustainable results.
  • Innovative: The ISN is a unique model, animating and connecting the ecosystem for economic growth. Our approach is trailblazing and replicated in few other places.
  • Impact: We deliver impact. Impact for funders, start-ups and scaling innovative companies. And sustainable, inclusive impact for people and place.

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