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Innovation In County Durham

Matching what's needed with what's possible.
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Access To Markets

Innovation needs global customers and suppliers and partners. Business Durham can help you find them.

We can point you in the direction of profitable tenders and new customer opportunities, whether you’re a growing SME or a large blue chip organisation, by sending tender opportunities to your inbox. More than 8,000 tenders are added to our database every week and we can help you set up filters to source the ones which are most important to you.*

Our in-depth knowledge of local supply chain capabilities in design, engineering, manufacturing and IT means that we often “know a person who can” when it comes to bringing together the various components of your innovative product. And we have access to nearly 130,000 innovative companies around the world (via our membership of science and innovation networks such as the International Association of Science Parks) to find you the right partner.

We can even create a bespoke analysis of companies, universities and institutes operating in your field to map out the competitive landscape and source potential customers.*

We also work closely with DIT's Export services to make sure our companies have the right route to the right market efficiently and effectively.

If you need customers and partners, call us now.

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Contact Us Today

  • Elaine Scott

    Elaine Scott

    Innovation Development Manager
    Call 03000 265505

Did You Know

  • Durham University's Centre for Advanced Instrumentation at NETPark built instruments for the South African Large Telescope and the James Webb Space Telescope, both of which "starred" in BBC's Stargazing Live
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Innovation News

Venturefest organisers predict busiest event yet

HUNDREDS of visitors will descend upon an innovation conference aimed at helping firms increase their market presence. Show Details
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Innovation Case Studies

CPI and Business Durham: A partnership driving innovation

CPI is a UK technology innovation centre that helps companies to scale up their Show Details
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Useful Events

Discover the Possibilities Conference

This year's conference focuses on highlighting the business opportunities that exist for developing data-led Show Details
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Commercial Property In County Durham

See map below for Business Durham’s commercial properties.