Become a Partner

Here at the Innovation SuperNetwork we believe that by collaborating and sharing best practice we can collectively achieve more for the region we call home.

Our work to bring businesses together to create conversations that could lead to crucial deals are part of our overarching strategy to grow the regional economy for the benefit of us all.

By joining the Innovation SuperNetwork as a partner, you’ll be tapped in to one of the biggest business networks in the region with strategic alignment with the North East LEP, a focus on innovation, and access to the region’s flagship innovation events, amongst other opportunities.

Choose your level

We work with businesses and organisations from all sectors and of all sizes in a range of ways. Choose your partner level based on the type of business you are and what you want to get out of your partnership with us.

Core Partner

Maximise your business growth and join the 5000+ companies in our wider network.  As a core partner you’ll help us shape the first-class events and activities we deliver – all with the aim of connecting the regional business community and growing the local economy.

Innovation Support Partner

Joining us as an Innovation Support Partner does more than open you up to our SuperNetwork. It connects you directly with the businesses that can help you achieve more. Whether you have the skills and knowledge to provide expert insight and advice to growing businesses, or you’re seeking the right business connections to allow your organisation to flourish. We work with you to tailor a package of benefits that help you make the most of the Innovation SuperNetwork, including access to our Innovation Challenge programme and FinanceCamp.

Headline Partner

With access to a dedicated Innovation Manager, our activity supports your business in establishing your regional role as critical to shaping and driving the innovation agenda for the North East. Your knowledge and expertise of innovation in practice helps us to deliver the most relevant and targeted programme of activity, not only aligned to the region’s current industrial strengths, but with a clear vision for regional economic growth. You’ll have access to all of our partner benefits and we’ll work directly with you to establish and maximise your position as a regional innovation driver and help you get the most out of the SuperNetwork’s connectivity.

Strategic Partner

A central part of the innovation ecosystem in the North East and wider UK, our strategic partners work with us to determine the innovation priorities that drive the direction of our work and how we support businesses. Currently, they include the North East LEP, North East BIC and Innovate UK. If you think your organisation could be part of this strategically important group, we’d welcome a conversation

Interested in becoming a partner?

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NWG have been in partnership with the North East Innovation SuperNetwork since its inception in 2016.  During that time the Innovation SuperNetwork has proved to be invaluable in helping us to link into a broader network of innovation practitioners across sectors as well as delivering support on specific projects and initiatives.

Eddie Wrigley
Innovation Facilitator, Northumbrian Water Group