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We forge connections so your talent can solve the unmet needs facing key sectors.

Mission-led innovation bringing North East communities together with businesses to solve problems. From large, global issues to challenges facing corporates and industry. If you’re innovating and looking for opportunities to collaborate to bring your ideas to market, get in touch. 

What is an Innovation Challenge?

Have you ever wondered what an Innovation Challenge is? Our innovation-led programmes provide a gateway for the region’s small and medium-sized businesses to solve the problems facing bigger companies and society as a whole. Our aim is to bring the right people together, with business support from our Innovation Managers, to help drive change.

Our most recent live challenges funded by the North of Tyne Combined Authority focused on healthy ageing, decarbonization of homes and 5G in the North East.

Innovation SuperNetwork Challenge Programme lead, Sarah Cox, spoke to Pattern to discuss the topic in more detail.

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Our growth since being on the Challenge North Tyne programme is massive, and we are now looking at scaling up. The programme opened the door for networking, getting us in front of the people we needed to be in front of, especially with us trying to get into the NHS and clinical settings. We’ve developed partnerships we never thought we would have.

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Aisha Purvis
Sensmart Ltd

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