Innovation Opportunities

Are you looking for ways to build cross-sector connections and enter new markets? We are working with a mixture of large corporates, academic institutions, catapults and the public sector to bring innovation opportunities to regional businesses.

We’re also working with our Clusters to help solve some of the biggest challenges facing the region’s key industrial sectors. Our business accelerator and innovation challenge programmes could help you access innovation opportunities and lead to your next big project win!

If you think you could help solve these issues, or have an innovative idea you want to bring to market, then we can help you find your next opportunity.

Where can you get involved?

Innovation Challenge

Our Innovation Challenge programme connects big businesses seeking solutions to their problems with innovative North East businesses who can help.

Accelerators are a great way to join a structured programme with like-minded entrepreneurs, learn new skills and work towards a specific goal that will help your business grow.
VentureFest North East

Our annual innovation conference, VentureFest North East, has a number of opportunities for innovative regional companies, or those looking to learn more about innovation.

Innovation inspiration


Our events are jam-packed with great opportunities, such as networking with leading North East organisations, asking experts your questions and hearing about other regional opportunities.
Case Study: Mistura Informatics

Looking for support to develop and launch their Medicines Adherence Monitoring System back in 2019, Mistura Informatics turned to the Innovation SuperNetwork and joined our Ageing Innovation Accelerator.

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