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A view from North East Businesses

 

The North East England Chamber of Commerce has teamed up with some of the North East’s leading businesses to produce a major report with recommendations to support innovation and to help businesses maximise networking and innovation potential. With help from partners – Teesside University, Bond Dickinson, BT, Gateshead College and Virgin Money – The Chamber has launched “Connecting for innovation: A view from North East business”.

Download the full report here - Connecting for Innovation: A view from North East Business

As well as some interesting case studies showing someof the best examples of innovation in the North East, below you can also find a series of links to bodies backing innovation in the region.

Our Partners

Teesside University

Bond Dickinson

BT

Gateshead College

Virgin Money


Local Enterprise Partnerships and Growth Hubs

Tees Valley Business Compass - Business Growth Hub for Tees Valley, offering access to advice, information and funding streams

North East LEP innovation page - Sets out priorities for open innovation and smart specialisation, with pages on leadership, networks and university strengths

North East Growth Hub - Business Growth Hub for North East LEP area, offering access to information, knowledge, advice and peer-to-peer support


Universities

Durham University

Newcastle University

Northumbria University

Sunderland University

Teesside University


Catapult centres

Centre for Process Innovation - Part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, providing assets and expertise to support process innovation

Satellite Applications Centre - Centre for excellence at NETPark, provides access for companies to the space sector through events, expertise and business development tools

Digital Catapult - One of three national centres at Sunderland Software City, works with business, education and the public sector to unlock value from data

Offshore Renewable Energy Catapult - Base at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth


Finance

KPMG resources:

R&D Tax Credits

Innovation reliefs and incentives

Intellectual Property

High Growth Technology Group


Business locations

DigitalCity Business - Location for digital businesses in Tees Valley, with support on start-up, expansion and investment

NETPark - Supportive location to accelerate the growth of science and technology companies

North East BIC - Innovation programme, office accommodation and business support for innovative SMEs and start-ups

Sunderland Software City - Support and advice to software businesses


Health

NHS Innovations North - Champions healthcare innovation and supports innovation within the NHS

Academic Health and Science Network - Facilitates collaboration including between NHS, universities and companies


Events

Venturefest North East - Brings together businesses, investors and advisers for an annual conference on innovation in the North East


News

Innovation North East - News, events and resources on innovation in the region


National bodies

Innovate UK - Funds, supports and connects innovative businesses to accelerate growth


Advice

Business & IP CentreAdvice on skills, research and intellectual property