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Are you looking for specialist support?

If you are looking to set up a hi-tech business particularly in the digital, process or advanced engineering sectors you may benefit from talking to specialist organisations who can also put you in touch with other businesses and ancillary services in their cluster.

 

Catapult:

A not-for-profit, independent physical centre which connect businesses with the UK’s research and academic communities.  Catapult provide access to expert technical capabilities, equipment, and other resources required to take innovative ideas from concept to reality, supporting businesses and researchers to collaboratively solve key problems and develop new products and services on a commercial scale.

Further information available here

 

 

Centre for Process Innovation: 

CPI is an independent technology innovation centre which translates ideas and research into successfully commercialised products and processes.

It provides open access facilities and expertise to help companies develop, prove, prototype, and scale up their innovations.

Further information available here

 

 

Department for International Trade (DIT):

DIT provide advice, guidance and in some cases financial support to exporters looking to move into new markets or to firms looking to export for the first time.

Further information available here

 

 

Digital City:

Led by Teesside University, Digital City provides tailored support to digital businesses looking to innovate and grow and to non digital businesses who are looking to adopt digital technology.

  • Programmes to allow early-stage tech companies accelerate their growth within the sector
  • Innovation support to keep digital businesses evolving and thriving in the digital market
  • Scale up programmes to equip leaders with all the tools needed to quickly scale up your business

Further information available here

 

 

Materials Processing Institute:

The Materials Processing Institute is a Research and Innovation Centre based in Redcar and Cleveland serving organisations which work with materials, materials processing or energy. MPI can help business by providing:

  • Access to Financial and Investment Support
  • In-depth support and training for start-ups and existing businesses

Further information available here

 

 

NEPIC:

Working to grow the chemical-processing sector and associated supply chain in the North East of England.

  • Innovate Tees Valley scheme to support the growth of small to medium size businesses
  • Growth programme provide business growth support to the chemical processing sector

Further information available here

 

 

The TTE Technical Training Group (TTE):

TTE is a management and technical training organisation offering a range of accredited courses and apprenticeships in Engineering, Process, Health & Safety, Management and NVQ Diploma’s.

Further information available here

 

 

Teesside University:

Located at its Darlington Campus, The Forge is Teesside University’s specialist business hub.

The courses are designed for employers seeking to develop their staff and update their sector-specific knowledge and skills. They are all delivered by expert practitioners, and informed by industry-led research.

The university faculty’s are also to assist projects via the Innovate Tees Valley scheme.

Further information available here

 

 

Northern Offshore Energy (NOF):

NOF Energy – business development organisation working on behalf of 500 companies within the oil, gas, nuclear and offshore renewable sectors.

Further information available here

 

 

RTC North:

RTC North is one of Europe’s leading technology transfer companies specialising in the commercialisation of new products and services.  RTC North support businesses with strategy, innovation, operational improvement internationalisation and people development to help clients achieve sustainable growth.

Further information available here

 

 

North East Automotive Alliance:

The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the automotive sector in the North East of England.

Further information available here

 

 

The Welding Institute (TWI):

TWI is the professional membership institution for welding and engineering joinery.  Their Technology and Training Centre for the North East is a world leader in underwater inspection, plastics joining, weld inspection and non-destructive testing applications.

Further information available here

 

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