North East Innovation Clusters

The Innovation SuperNetwork brings together liked-minded organisations and individuals from throughout the region to share best practice and learnings across numerous sectors. Working in such close collaboration allows each of our clusters to pool skills, knowledge and resources as well as forming new relationships and networks that play a key role in supporting the local, North East economy.

Our Innovation Managers have an in depth understanding of and a hands-on approach to working with each cluster. Please contact them directly for more information about how your organisation can get involved.

Our Clusters:


The North East is a hub of creativity, and we’re looking to drive innovation in this sector across the region through a collaboration with Seven Stories.

The North East is home to a unique and comprehensive asset base for innovating, demonstrating and delivering solutions to global energy challenges. We're partnered with the North East Energy Catalyst, facilitated by the North East LEP to tackle major energy challenges and drive new economic growth opportunities.
Emerging Technology

In the growing world of emerging technology, we’re working with VRTGO Labs to encourage innovation and collaboration in the world of augmented and virtual reality.

Our healthcare cluster works across the sector alongside several different organisations that all play a unique role for the NHS. We're working with the Academic Health Science Network for the North East and North Cumbria (AHSN NENC), South Tyneside and Sunderland NHS Foundation Trust (STSFT) and Health Network North (HNN) to drive innovation in healthcare.

Manufacturing is a vital part of the North East economy. We’re working to drive innovation across the manufacturing industry with our cluster partner, Engineering and Manufacturing Network North East (EMN).
Social Enterprise

The Innovation SuperNetwork is collaborating with VONNE to help build opportunities within the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector in the North East.

To help support the growing world of technology and fintech in the North East, we’ve teamed up with Dynamo North East and are working closely with them through our Innovation Managers to help drive innovation in this cluster.