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Regions in the UK are focused on growth through investment in knowledge and skills in particular sectors. To do this they invest in initiatives which leverage real industry experience to exploit emerging markets and technologies.

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We have 26 years’ experience of delivering innovation programmes and projects for the public and private sectors. Many of these have been large complex programmes, involving multiple partners, clients and funding bodies.


The most successful businesses are constantly innovating and responding to changing customer needs. Through this service we want to help you make change happen. Companies can access up to 40% funding for the design of better products, services and internal processes.

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Design Network North (DNN) is 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 regional economy of North East England.

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RTC is home to Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in the North of England and provides local companies with a place to promote their business across 50 countries (EU and beyond). At the heart of EEN are over 600 companies like RTC contracted to find and connect partners from different countries.

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innovate2succeed is designed to help SMEs improve their internal capacity to innovate and capability to commercially exploit new ideas. Specialist Innovation advisers will work with your management team and deliver a programme of activity to make innovation happen.

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RTC North is a preferred supplier of consultancy services under the Innovate Tees Valley programme - a partnership between Teesside University, DigitalCity, NEPIC and the Materials Processing Institute.

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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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NHS Innovations North offers services across the entire innovation cycle to NHS Trusts and healthcare businesses based in the North East. Connecting companies, NHS organisations and universities, the project aims to be the primary innovation network in the region's healthcare arena.

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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.

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

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Whether they work for you or buy from you, young people are the future of your business. RTC currently holds the STEM AMBASSADOR HUB contract for the North East of England, a programme designed to attract mentors from industry who can inspire young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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

This STEM course is designed to help you plan, resource and make Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths come to life across the curriculum.

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Training delivered by RTC North is now available to businesses and individuals through the Skills Support for the Workforce (SSW) programme.

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RTC wants to work with organisations striving to improve the society in which we live. Often facing the same challenges as growing businesses, we have formed a specialist team to provide services to help charities and social enterprises.

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Since its inception RTC has helped organisations across the North of England access over £110m of funding for research and development and has assisted over 7000 companies, including 2500 start-up businesses. Our work has included helping clients bring 400 new products to market, establish 35 product licensing agreements and sign over 100 international agreements with partners around the world.


7.000
COMPANIES
ASSISTED
100
INTERNATIONAL
AGREEMENTS
SIGNED
2.500
START-UPS
400
NEW PRODUCTS
TAKEN TO MARKET
50
PROGRAMMES
MANAGED
2.500
JOBS
CREATED
35
PRODUCTS
LICENSED
£110M
WORTH OF
FUNDING