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eGrid SME support
This support will aid companies to overcome electrical issues related to the development, commercialisation and installation of renewable energy system technologies. Companies Narec DE can help include prototype developers, microg
Narec Distributed Energy
Business Energy Efficiency Scheme
A comprehensive service to assist your business to reduce energy and water costs and to improve your business sustainability credentials
Newcastle City Council
Business Energy Saving Team
The Business Energy Saving Team provides businesses with a fully-funded (Free) energy efficiency audit, designed to help identify ways to save energy in day to day business operations, save money and help to reduce carbon footprin
Business & IP Centre
The NEAA Energy Scheme
The NEAA helps automotive firms to buy better and use less when it comes to their energy.
North East Automotive Alliance
Locarbo energy efficiency project
Project seeking to improve the energy efficiency of businesses in County Durham by exchanging best practice and experience.
Durham County Council
Carbon and energy reduction advice
BRE is looking for SMEs with innovative products or services which could lower carbon emissions in the built environment. This opportunity will be of particular interest to SMEs and start-ups who are looking for extra support...
Business development experts for the energy sector.
They work on behalf of their members and their network of partners to put companies of all sizes in touch with the best and most innovative supply chain businesses in th
Grid Connection Support Series
The Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult is upgrading its research infrastructure through the installation of a grid emulation system, named ‘eGrid’, located at the National Renewable Energy Centre in Blyth, Northu
Arrow - Innovation for SMEs
Arrow aligns the needs of SMEs with Newcastle University's people, skills and funding.
In line with our 'Smart Specialisation' areas, Arrow's target sectors are:
Life sciences and healthcare
We are the UK’s leading technology innovation and research centre for offshore renewable energy.
Our strategy is to leverage our unique facilities and expertise to work in close partnership with the heavyweights of t
Pathways to Innovation
Pathways to Innovation is a programme designed to help SMEs protect and commercialise new technologies, products, services and processes and access new markets.
First for Pharma
First for Pharma was created to promote the worldclass services of the pharmaceutical companies based in the North East of England, as well as to build and grow the networks between these companies.
Building a Community
Firsy for Pharma
Leading to Grow Programme: Managing Digital & New Technology Adoption
increase productivity through adopting digital and new technologies.
The programme will help small business owners to explore digital and new technologies suited to their business goals, and to develop the management capabiliti
Science and Technology Funding
We work with industry and others to harness business opportunities with the aim of delivering economic impact from the research and capabilities we fund.
Science and Technology Facilities Council
Knowledge Transfer Network - Innovation
KTN helps businesses get the best out of creativity, ideas and the latest discoveries by connecting you with a supportive network.
Knowledge Transfer Network
Scaleup North East
Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth.
South Tyneside Council Apprenticeships
Whether you are thinking about taking on an apprentice or need support in recruiting one, South Tyneside Council's Business, Employment & Skills Service are here to help you. The team offers a one-stop shop with information.
South Tyneside Council
The GX project led by NewcastleGateshead Initiative, in partnership with Innovate NE, provides a range of opportunities to North-East SMEs and scaleups before, during and after the Great Exhibition of the North.
Innovation is o
Supply Chain North East
Supply Chain North East works with businesses who want to diversify, broaden their customer base and unlock new market opportunities
Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme
This project is an intensive support programme for SMEs in the North East and Tees Valley area. The programme will directly connect with SMEs from the smart specialisation sectors with the region’s University research expert
Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
Sustainable Start-up Award
If you have a sustainable business idea you may qualify for a £1,000 grant through the PNE Enterprise Sustainable Start-up Award!
Northern Accelerator Fund
Support for entrepreneurs who are embedded at the earliest stages in the universities' research-based spin-out companies
How to Maximise Your NEAA Membership
Meet the NEAA team and find out how to maximise your membership of the UK's largest automotive cluster.
The session will outline the current automotive landscape and provide an overview of the
RTC North, Sunderland
9:00 am - 12:00 pm
11th - 11th June
BIC Social media Cafè: Ideas & Engagement
If you struggle to think of what to post on your social media platforms, you’re not alone. This fun and interactive workshop will stop you panic posting and give you some great ideas and tools t
North East Business and Innovation Centre (BIC), Sunderland
9:00 am - 11:00 am
7th - 7th October
BIC Social media Cafè: How to get started with Instagram & Facebook stories
If you’re not sure how to get started with Instagram and Facebook stories, we’re here to help! This FREE and interactive group workshop will give you the confidence and skills you need to
Entrepreneur tips on marketing your raise
Hear from CEO of Inn Style, Adrian Melrose about how best to market your raise
20th June 2017
3 MINUTE READ
Scaleup businesses are powering the North East
Could you be one of the 420 businesses that are powering the North East? Colin Bell on the merits of scaling up
9th June 2017
Decided to invest in innovation? Looking outside of your organisation to fund it?
16th May 2017
9 MINUTE READ
Could a Knowledge Transfer Partnership help growth?
KTPs boost profitability by increasing sales, allowing access to new markets, and growing a competitive advantage.
7th April 2017
7 MINUTE READ
Top five features of business intelligence tools
When choosing a business intelligence solution, here’s a checklist of features to consider.
14th March 2017
My apprenticeship experience: ITPS
Gateshead-based ITPS have been offering ICT apprenticeships since 2002, helping 36 young people kick-start their careers.
6th March 2017
6 MINUTE READ
My apprenticeship story: Nifco
North East-based Nifco UK employs 600 people and is committed to its own apprenticeship programme.
5 MINUTE READ
Have you got entrepreneurial spirit?
What makes a good entrepreneur? We look at North East businesses to see what attributes make them successful.
9th January 2017
Meet me at the Barre
After fulfilling her dreams as a dancer in LA, Natalie brought her fitness business to Newcastle.
28th November 2016
12 MINUTE READ
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