Pathways to Innovation

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What we offer

Open to businesses and social enterprises based in Gateshead, Pathways to Innovation looks to help enterprises overcome the barriers preventing them from accessing innovation and growth, both individually and as a region

Business support

Pathways to Innovation uses a series of one-to-one support, mentoring and consultancy to help businesses tackle challenges. Advice and guidance can cover a wide range of topics, including

  • Accessing grants and loans at all stages
  • Start – up specific support to help launch new ideas
  • Insight into key business concepts including IP and business value
  • Understanding your business market
  • And much more!

Recognising key clusters

The programme looks to build a picture of the business landscape in Gateshead and understand the challenges that founders face in the region.

With a particular focus on key emerging sectors across Gateshead, such and Tech & Digital, the programme will support the development of clear innovation action plans and provide support that specifically targets economic growth.

Check your eligibility for funding

Pathways to Innovation is open businesses and social enterprises located in Gateshead. We work with a range of enterprises, from founders who are just starting out, to freelancers, established small businesses and student.

Get in touch

Meet your support team

Graeme Miller

Head of Innovation

Sarah Cox

Innovation Challenge Programme Lead

Andrew Hodgson

Senior Innovation Manager

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