We solve commercial challenges with North East talent

All organisations come across problems they can’t fix from time to time. We help to overcome these challenges by identifying innovative technologies, talent and services of businesses in the North East of England.

By using Innovation Challenge big businesses solve problems quickly, easily and cost-effectively. Smaller companies get the chance to work in a new market or win a new contract. It’s win-win for the region, helping businesses here to innovate, grow and thrive.

Call for Innovative Solutions for Small Hydropower

Easy-to-install solutions needed for producing electricity using flowing water currents and without impacting aquatic environments.

Deadline: 29 May 2018

Call for Innovative Solutions for Small Hydropower

Background: To provide an easy-to-install solution for producing electricity using flowing water currents and without impacting aquatic environments: small streams/rivers maximum power of 100kW system with a low impact on aquatic environments that could later allow it to qualify for an environmental standard for compatibility with fish habitats, Easily installable = the installation cannot require […]

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Biomedical Catalyst 2018 Round 1: Early Stage and Feasibility Awards

Supporting the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes.

Deadline: 05 June 2018

Biomedical Catalyst 2018 Round 1: Early Stage and Feasibility Awards

Background: The aim of the Biomedical Catalyst is to support the development of innovative healthcare products, technologies and processes. These can include (but are not limited to): disease prevention and proactive management of health and chronic conditions earlier and better detection and diagnosis of disease, leading to better patient outcomes tailored treatments that either change […]

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Innovation Loans: April 2018 open competition

This competition aims to help businesses overcome barriers to the best cutting edge, game changing innovations becoming a successful commercial reality.

Deadline: 06 June 2018

Innovation Loans: April 2018 open competition

Background: Innovate UK is to offer up to £10 million in loans to micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs). Loans are for highly innovative late stage projects with the best game changing and/or disruptive ideas or concepts. There should be a clear route to commercialisation and economic impact. Projects should aim to develop new products, […]

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Open programme funding competition round 1

Funding for the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation.

Deadline: 11 July 2018

Open programme funding competition round 1

Background: This competition is open to the best cutting-edge or disruptive ideas or concepts with a view to commercialisation. These can come from any area of technology, science or engineering, including arts, design, media or creative industries, and be applied to any part of the economy. They can fit into, or be outside of, any […]

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Smart local energy systems: concepts & designs and demonstrators

Funding for design and demonstration of local smart energy sytems.

Deadline: 25 July 2018

Smart local energy systems: concepts & designs and demonstrators

Background: This funding opportunity has a concept and design element with up to £1.5 million investment and a demonstrator aspect with up to £40 million which is part of the industrial strategy fund for prospering from the energy revolution. UK Research and Innovation will invest up to £1.5 million to fund revolutionary concept and design […]

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