Be it a product, service or market exploration, we can provide extensive business and innovation support that can best help your company to innovate and grow.
This could be through:
Find out more below about the support we can offer to SMEs in Tees Valley.
If you have an idea for an innovative product or service, our experienced team at The Forge offers impartial innovation advice and support to help take your ideas forward. Our specialist knowledge of the innovation and funding landscape, coupled with industry-specific expertise, cutting-edge academic research and...FIND OUT MORE
Teesside University has an excellent reputation for offering practical and results-driven solutions for business. Our Knowledge Exchange Internships give you a unique chance to engage with academic and specialist experts, with part-funding from the European Regional Development Fund. Benefits to you Gives you ...FIND OUT MORE
Smart product development and smart manufacturing use technology to develop and scale-up research to bring ideas, processes and products to market. Smart products incorporate a variety of technologies including electronics, photonics, mechanics, wireless, chemical and biological, as well as advanced manufacturing...FIND OUT MORE
Digital defines the way we do business today. For traditional industries, the extent to which they adapt to digital change is a major factor in deciding whether they succeed, stall or fail in the future. At the same time, digital is now the driving force powering the growth of new businesses and new sectors. Thro...FIND OUT MORE
Innovation is about improving products, processes and services leading to business efficiencies and growth and is crucial to the continued success of any organisation. With over 70 years’ excellence in materials and process innovation, the Materials Processing Institute has extensive industry knowledge, and throu...FIND OUT MORE
Innovation is essential to the long-term future of any business. Its benefits are far-reaching – from spotting new markets, to new ways of working and collaborating, to improvements in existing products and services – innovative businesses are more profitable and more sustainable. Whilst many business leaders kno...FIND OUT MORE
Tees Valley Business Compass offer grants towards R&D activity, and to access specialist innovation facilities, technology specialists, equipment, product process or service design to facilitate job creation. Example Projects might include: Access to specialist testing equipment or machinery Market re...FIND OUT MORE