Enterprise Europe Network

The Enterprise Europe Network is your local gateway to a wealth of information on doing business, finding collaborative partners and increasing your competitiveness in Europe.

The network offers support and advice to businesses across Europe and helps them make the most of the opportunities available in Europe and beyond, with services specifically designed for SMEs, but also available to all businesses, research centres and universities across Europe.

Making Connections

The Innovation SuperNetwork

Use our connections to strengthen your business. We bring people together to generate fresh ideas, new market opportunities, knowledge and money. Together North East England is rising to the challenge.

What we do

North East England is home to some impressive businesses and incredible talent.

What if we could find a way to pool all of this knowledge, resources and networks? Imagine how much stronger we’d be then.

Our sole purpose is to find ways to make these connections. To create opportunities for those Eureka moments. To create the space for fresh ideas to be explored and boundaries to be pushed. To make the introductions that lead to those crucial deals.

How do we do this?

We are using our unique position and overview of the region to make exciting things happen and new collaborations possible.

The Innovation SuperNetwork is improving the way:

Our current projects
Closed Innovation Challenge
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Need funding for R&D?
Need funding for R&D?

Are you in need of financial support to help drive your business’s research and development? Looking for funding to explore a new idea, undertake prototyping, testing or construction? We’re here to help you access opportunities that are available right now for businesses like yours. We use our far-reaching connections with government, public sector organisations and […]

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Innovative solution?
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 […]

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Got a problem?
Got a problem?

Every organisation comes across problems they can’t fix themselves from time to time. These challenges can weigh your company down. Fail to address them and you limit your potential and bottom line Dedicate precious time and resources to finding the solution and costs can soar – both in terms of fees and opportunities missed for […]

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VentureFest North East

The region's innovation conference

Tuesday 14 November 2017

VentureFest North East

VentureFest North East is all about bringing people together to create new business opportunities and make exciting things happen. It’s a day in the business calendar that’s dedicated to helping you explore new opportunities, collaborations and challenges.

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Innovation Challenge

Connecting needs and solutions

Now live!

Innovation Challenge

What are the big issues facing large corporates, the public sector and society at large? Does your business have the technology, talent or services to provide solutions? Could the challenges below be turned into commercial opportunities for your business? If you think the answer could be yes, we’ll help you to do just that.

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FinanceCamp

Bringing together finance and business

Wednesday 24 May 2017

FinanceCamp

FinanceCamp makes it easier and speedier for businesses to get hold of the money they need to grow. We bring together businesses with bright ideas with lenders who want to lend and investors who want to invest.

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Who we are

We’re a diverse and dynamic team brought together because of a common goal – to improve the economic future of North East England.

Our work is developed by our Steering Group of prominent members of the business support community and shaped by the businesses themselves via our Design Group.

Everything we do is driven by the needs of regional businesses.

Everything we deliver is designed to make an impact.

Our Steering Group comprises:

  • Hans Möller, Innovation Director at the North East LEP (Chair)
  • Paula Rogers-Brown, Knowledge Transfer Network
  • Dean Cook, Regional Manager, Innovate UK
  • Dawn Dunn, Business Development Manager, North East Finance
  • Paul McEldon, Chief Executive, North East BIC
  • Simon Green, Executive Director, Innovation SuperNetwork
  • Estelle Blanks, Deputy Director, Innovation SuperNetwork

The programme is delivered by a highly experienced team of innovation and communication professionals, based in Sunderland and serving the whole region.