What is Innovate Tees Valley?
Innovate Tees Valley is a free service established to help Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs) access funded support to achieve growth through service and product innovation.
Innovate Tees Valley combines the knowledge and expertise of four business growth specialists, creating a powerful innovation network.
- Materials Processing Institiute
- North East of England Process Industries Cluster (NEPIC)
- Teesside University
How can Innovate Tees Valley help?
Be it a product, service or market exploration, Innovate Tees Valley can provide extensive business and innovation support - accelerating ideas and supporting business growth.
The Innovate Tees Valley network of specialists helps businesses take ideas forward, overcome growth barriers and seek success both in the UK and abroad.
Innovate Tees Valley supports ambitious SMEs in the Tees Valley with a flexible service that has been developed to suit both established and new businesses from both the product and service sectors.
Who is it for?
Innovate Tees Valley is available to growth-oriented Tees Valley businesses employing less than 250 staff and with an annual turnover no greater than £40m per annum.
How does Innovate Tees Valley work?
An initial discussion will confirm if your company is eligible for support and that there are potential markets, solutions or innovations.
If so, a more detailed assessment will then be carried out to assess the potential to develop new innovation projects and an action plan will be created.
An account manager will arrange relevant in-depth support. The type of support offered could include market intelligence, technical support, including additive manufacturing, prototyping and piloting facilities for scale up, help with funding bids, technical mentoring through the innovation process.
Account managers have a wide range of networks and will help you to get further assistance from other funding initiatives along the way.
With a passion for innovation, Innovate Tees Valley partners have one goal - accelerating growth of SME businesses in the Tees Valley.