Innovation Support

We offer innovation support to North East-based SMEs through our team of experienced Innovation Managers.

Through tailored business support, we provide help with funding, accessing sector expertise and developing innovation pathways. If you’re a North East entrepreneur, start-up or scale-up looking for support to propel your business forward, talk to us to find out how we can help.

How do we support your business?

Innovation Challenge

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

Our Innovation Managers work as part of a cluster network, allowing us to pool skills, knowledge and resources from a range of key regional sectors.
Innovation Finance

Our Innovation Finance programme aims to connect innovative business with innovative finance. No matter what stage of the journey you’re at, we have support and advice for any business seeking funding.

Innovation inspiration

Case studies

Take a look at how we’ve helped regional businesses grow through innovation support. Our case studies show exactly what we can do to help you.

Our events are designed to help companies from all sectors learn how to use innovation to take their business to the next level. Find out what’s coming up next.
Blog Posts

Read the latest advice and top tips from our Innovation Managers, clusters and partners who share their thoughts on the importance of innovation in business.