Innovation Challenge

Our Innovation Challenge programme solves some of biggest problems faced by industry and society with North East talent.

All organisations come across problems they can’t fix from time to time. We use our network to attract the local talent who can overcome these challenges.

Innovation Challenge helps big business and the public sector solve problems quickly and cost-effectively. While entrepreneurs, start-ups and scale-ups work with leading companies to secure new contracts.

It’s win-win for the region, helping the North East become more connected as well as helping businesses here innovate, grow and thrive.

Live  Innovation Challenges

NHS COVID-19 SME Response

The AHSN NENC and Innovation SuperNetwork are looking to capture all market-ready innovations that could assist the NHS to manage the fight against COVID-19. If you have an innovation, or solution, that can help the NHS in this time, then we want to hear from you.
Challenge North East

Challenge North East is currently closed for submissions.

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.

Details of any new challenges will be announced soon.
Innovate UK Challenges

Innovate UK has a number of live competitions for innovative businesses to take part in. They range across many sectors including creative, biomedical, renewable energy and COVID-19. If you're an innovative business, be sure to take a look!