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Innovation In County Durham

Matching what's needed with what's possible.
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Access to Product Development

An innovative idea needs assets and knowledge to get it to market.

We can connect you with research expertise and specialist equipment from five universities – Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside – to help you access knowledge and facilities which will support you quickly through the product development process.

In Durham, we also have three national centres in Healthcare Photonics, Formulation and Printable Electronics which contain a wealth of equipment and expertise to help you prototype and scale up your product without the need for large capital investment before you know it works.

These centres take the risk out of the product development process by working with SMEs and large companies to help them develop new concepts to market. All three are managed by CPI, the UK’s national technology and innovation centre to serve and support the process manufacturing industries.

CPI is also part of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult, the catalyst for the future growth and success of manufacturing in the UK.

Did you know? NETPark is the only science park in the UK to have two Catapult Centres.

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Contact Us Today

  • Catherine Johns

    Catherine Johns

    Innovation & Business Growth Director
    Call 03000 265504

Did You Know

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Innovation News

Sedgefield-based Centre for Process Innovation supports tyre performance work

A TECHNOLOGY organisation is working on next generation equipment designed to improve vehicles’ tyre performance. Show Details
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Innovation Case Studies

Bioforce North East

Bioforce North East, a wood fuel business in the east of County Durham with Show Details
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Useful Events

FinanceCamp North East 2017

FinanceCamp makes it easier and speedier for businesses to get hold of the money Show Details
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Commercial Property In County Durham

See map below for Business Durham’s commercial properties.