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Opportunities to innovate and grow

Our activity creates tangible opportunities for businesses to achieve their growth ambitions, while supporting the regional economy to prosper and grow.

VentureFest North East

The region’s innovation conference brings people together to create new business opportunities and make exciting things happen. It’s a day dedicated to helping you explore new opportunities, collaborations and challenges.
FinanceCamp North East

We bring businesses with bright ideas together with lenders and investors in search of new and exciting opportunities. FinanceCamp makes it easier and speedier for businesses to get hold of the money they need to grow.
Innovation Challenge

What are the big issues facing large corporates, the public sector and society at large? Does your business have the talent to provide solutions? If you think the answer is 'yes', our innovation challenge programme will help you do just that!
Entrepreneurs of the North

Sixty-seconds is all it could take to attract the funding businesses need to flourish. Each year we journey to the capital with 30 of the North’s most inspiring companies and provide a platform to pitch directly to investors before networking.
North East Innovation Awards

Celebrating the most innovative businesses in the region the North East Innovation Awards are delivered in partnership with RTC North and celebrate the diverse range of innovation taking place across the region.
Women in Innovation

Diversity in business is proven to strengthen productivity and business success. Women in Innovation is all about equipping companies with the tools and insights to support gender equality and stimulate business growth.