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Specialist Start-up Support

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.  

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 of International Trade (DIT)

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

DigitalCity

Supports businesses who want to use digital to grow, and working with bigger companies to help put digital at the heart of their business. Further information available here    

Materials Processing Institute

A research and Innovation Centre serving organisations which work with materials, materials processing or energy. MPI can help business by providing: Further information available here    

North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA)

An industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the sector in the North East of England Further information available here    

North East Process Industries Cluster (NEPIC)

Working to grow the chemical- processing industries, businesses and associated supply chain in the North East of England. 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. 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. Teesside University is also part of the Innovate Tees Valley scheme listed above. Further information available here    

Tees Valley Business Compass

The local growth hub and delivered by the BE Group on behalf of Tees Valley Combined Authority. They work with businesses from across the Tees Valley of various sizes to help them realise their growth potential. Through the Tees Valley Business Compass Start Up Programme, they will help you by allocating a business advisor that will develop a package of support for your own needs. For more information, click here      

The Welding Institute

The TWI technology and Training Centre for the north east is located in Middlesbrough and is a world leader in underwater inspection, plastics joining, weld inspection and non-destructive testing applications. Further information available here

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