There is a significant amount of untapped innovation potential in the North of Tyne region.
Our aim is to tap into that potential and support the development and progression of businesses, organisations and the rural economy in the Northeast of England.
Through the delivery of design and innovation challenges we aim to support local small and medium sized businesses and organisations in the development of a new product or service.
By working with our communities, we discover where the opportunities are to address a whole range of challenges attributed to rural living.
A great example of this in action is the support being provided to a collective of village halls and community centres. We have supported them to obtain funding to carrying out feasibility studies to better understand what they can do to lower their heating and maintenance costs and become more sustainable by having on-site renewable energy.
Then, based on the results of the feasibility studies we are helping to source companies that can undertake the work required to retro-fit the buildings resulting in fully useable, comfortable spaces that can be used by the whole community.