Business Compass Start Up

Funded by the European Regional Development Fund

We are a Delivery Partner in Business Compass Start Up 2, which is part funded by European Regional Development Fund.

The Materials Processing Institute is a Delivery Partner in Business Compass Start Up 2, which is part funded by European Regional Development Fund.

What is Business Compass Start up?

Business Compass Start Up is a programme which works with anyone living in the Tees Valley and wants to start a business; and with businesses based in the Tees Valley which have been operating for under 12 months.

The Business Compass Start Up Programme has specific offers if you are either:

  • Looking to establish a high growth business
  • Looking to establish a social enterprise
  • Looking to establish a business in one of the following sectors: advanced manufacturing, automotive, chemical and process, digital, healthcare, logistics, low carbon and oil and gas

How can Business Compass Start Up Help?

In the first instance you will have a one to one meeting with a business advisor who will then develop a package of support tailored to your personal needs.
The fully funded support from the Institute can include:

  • Business and finance planning
  • Access to technical experts
  • Advice on commercialising and protecting your business idea
  • Access to a range of workshops covering all the essentials of successfully starting, managing and growing a business.

The Institute’s SME Technology Centre can offer technical advice and project support in areas such as Advanced Materials, Low Carbon Energy, The Circular Economy and across a wide range of mechanical and electrical engineering projects.

The Institute regularly hosts technical and business start-up events and workshops which can be accessed on the Events page.

Client Case Studies

The following client case study videos are available for viewing on our Youtube video channel.