How we can help

RTC can help businesses deliver transformational change through innovation and access to external expertise.
For many small businesses, we can provide this support through a mix of funded programmes designed to help them innovate, be more competitive and scale.

Current Programmes

Big Bang North East

The Big Bang Near Me is a UK-wide programme of regional events aimed to get students excited about science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

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Enterprise Europe Network

At the heart of Enterprise Europe Network are over 600 companies world-wide like RTC, providing local businesses with a place to promote their business across 50 countries.

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High Performance

Providing opportunities for learning with and from other senior business leaders through a framework of specialist performance coaching, peer-driven workshops, and best practice.

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Innovate Tees Valley

The programme is designed to provide support for businesses to help build innovation capacity and break into new markets and sectors with new products and services.

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Innovate2Succeed

The Innovate2Succeed programme is designed to help SMEs improve their internal capacity to innovate and capability to commercially exploit new ideas. 

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Mentoring Programme

This initiative is designed to reduce the amount of young people at risk of disengagement in the run-up to their GCSEs by gaining a role model to provide support, insight and expertise.

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Pathways to Innovation

Pathways to Innovation is a programme designed to help SMEs protect and commercialise new technologies, products, services and processes and access new markets.

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Scaleup North East

Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and potential to achieve high levels of growth. Our Scaleup Partners will do everything they can to support you.

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SMAS

The Scottish Manufacturing Advisory Service delivers a high-profile programme that helps manufacturing businesses across Scotland improve their competitiveness.

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STEM Ambassador Hub

A programme designed to attract mentors from industry who can inspire and enable young people to develop their creativity, problem-solving and employability skills. 

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The Big Potential

The programme works with organisations striving to improve the society in which we live. We have formed a specialist team to provide services to help charities and social enterprises.

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Supply Chain North East

Supply Chain North East empowers North East businesses to diversify their offering, expand their customer base and unlock business opportunities in new markets.

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Funded Support For Your Business

Business grant funding can be used to help you overcome challenges and barriers to business growth. From expansion, developing new products/services, leadership development and getting help with strategic planning and skills.

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Access Innovation

Access Innovation is a package of support available for businesses to develop new products and processes. We can help you to access one to one advice, funding and more.

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North East Ambition

Supporting North East SMEs to engage effectively with educators and young people across the region.

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Networks

Design Network North

Established in 2008, DNN is a membership network of over 700 people made up of manufacturers, businesses, and individuals who have a passion for design and innovation. 

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Service Network

North East's voice for the professional, creative and technical sectors, focussed on supporting professionals through a busy programme of events, networking and training opportunities.

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Historic Programmes

Designing Better Business

The Designing Better Business programme supported North East businesses develop their offering through more effective use of design and innovation. 

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Global Business Accelerator Programme

Designed to stimulate international collaboration and innovation, and to create opportunities for UK businesses to engage with peers in key target countries.

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Great Exhibition of the North

The country's biggest event in 2018. Design Network North got involved in the event, which was a free, summer-long celebration of the North of England’s pioneering spirit.

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NHS Innovations North

Offers services across the entire innovation cycle to NHS Trusts and healthcare businesses based in the North East, and connects healthcare professionals across the region.

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Skills, Support for the Workforce

Fully-funded training for businesses in Durham, Northumberland and Tyne & Wear. SSW supported eligible participants to upskill or start and grow their business. 

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STEM Powered

A short course to bring STEM teaching to life. Become a confident 'STEM teacher' and deliver lessons with real-world and practical resources to inspire your students.

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Become a consultant

If you are interested in helping businesses with new products and services design, innovate and reach new customers, please complete our registration form. 

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