Innovative solution?

Big businesses and public sector organisations are constantly seeking new solutions to challenges facing their operations.

They are looking for new ideas, approaches and technologies to help them to improve what they do. They are keen to re-apply tried and tested ideas from other sectors.

Their innovation challenges present valuable commercial opportunities to businesses like yours.

Our mission is to link North East businesses to these global opportunities and to turn them into new contracts. By channeling the region’s innovation talent in this way we’re helping businesses to grow and create more and better jobs.

How it works

We research commercial opportunities presented by a wide range of sources and sectors.

We bring these together in one place on our website so you can see at a glance where your technology, services or talent matches what is being sought. We also provide a weekly bulletin of the latest innovation challenges.

Scan the opportunities and if your business can offer a solution we will work with you to put forward your ideas to maximise your chance of winning work.

How Innovation Challenge worked for me

Thank you for your input, it is much appreciated. It was very helpful to have someone not from the project look at the application and make it clearer.

Chris Kennelley – Cievert

It’s great to have people in the North East ecosystem who are energising, knowledgable, supportive and positive to work with.

Anu Chandra – Ryelore

Could your business provide the technology, services or talent to tackle a commercial problem?

Sign up for our bulletin to be notified when new opportunities go live, or check out our current opportunities here.


Our work is only possible with the support of our local and national partners, including Innovate UK, the Knowledge Transfer Network, the North East LEP, Northumbrian WaterNorth East BICReece Innovation and ENGIE with part funding from the European Regional Development Fund.
Huge thanks go to all our partners.