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Our networks help organisations to innovate and grow.

RTC is home to a number of networks, which organisations and individuals can access to help them find new opportunities, promote their products and services and foster collaborative partnerships.

Enterprise Europe Network

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RTC is home to Enterprise Europe Network in the North of England and helps local companies make the most of business opportunities in the EU and beyond. EEN consists of 600 member organisations, including chambers of commerce and industry, technology centres, universities and development agencies. These organisations are all tasked with helping connect companies for commercial, research or technology partnerships.

Design Network North

DNN a membership network of over 700 people made up of Manufacturers, Businesses and Individuals who have a passion for design and innovation. Established in 2008, DNN was set up to increase the contribution that design makes to the economy by helping companies to collaborate with the design community.


Service Network

Service Network is the North East's voice for the professional, creative and technical sectors. The network is focussed on helping business thrive for its members through a busy programme of events, networking and training opportunities.

North East Process Industry Cluster

NEPIC is an award-winning membership cluster organisation working with the chemical-using industries in the North East of England. We cover a broad sweep of chemistry focussed industries including petrochemicals, polymers & materials, fine & speciality chemicals, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology and renewables.


The North East Automotive Alliance


The North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) is an industry-led cluster group, established to support the economic sustainable growth and competitiveness of the sector in the North East of England. Launched in March 2015, with over 230 cluster participants, the NEAA is the largest automotive cluster in the UK and one of the fastest growing clusters across Europe.

The Northern Clothing and Textile Network

The Northern Clothing and Textile Network, founded by David Reay and Design Network North, is a community of entrepreneurs, designers and creatives with an interest in the clothing and textiles sector. Whether you're all about cushions or haute couture, you'll be made welcome here.


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