Challenge North East

The SuperNetwork, in partnership with the Digital Catapult North East Tees Valley, has been appointed by the North East LEP to deliver Challenge North East Covid-19 open innovation challenge.

Challenge North East – problem solving through open innovation

To support the North East in making our businesses and communities more resilient, the North East Local Enterprise Partnership has launched Challenge North East – an open innovation programme to help solve some of our region’s most pressing practical problems when faced with COVID-19.

The purpose of the programme is to identify areas of shared concern in the North East, to invite solutions from the region’s innovators and to fund the development of these solutions.

Learn more via the North East Growth Hub

North East Growth Hub

Opportunities for innovative SMEs

In November 2020 we will be launching a series of calls for solutions (challenges). These challenges will involve sessions with industry experts and the challenge holders where you will work collaboratively to design solutions.

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This programme has received funding from the government’s Local Growth Fund. The Local Growth Fund is supporting capital investments to promote innovation, economic and skills infrastructure and sustainable transport as part of the North East Growth Deal.