Driving innovation

Matching Need With The Possible in County Durham

Business Durham has a proven track record of helping innovative companies grow and thrive, bringing innovation to market.

We have a practical approach to encouraging companies to innovate based on real market opportunities and real challenges that require innovative solutions:

  1. One-to-one business engagement – helping individual businesses spot opportunities to develop new products and services, as well as access new markets and export opportunities.
  2. Commercial opportunities from large-scale projects like CERN and E-ELT are promoted to businesses so they can take advantage of them.
  3. Building long-term resilience, like understanding the opportunities and threats of Industry 4.0 and reacting to them.
  4. Help to navigate regional and national innovation programmes and support

Our innovation support will help your venture from concept to execution through services that are based on the real needs of companies. They include advice on attracting inward investors, help with finding the perfect premises, and support in building long-term engagements with businesses. 


We can help with entrepreneur funding, market opportunities, innovation networks as well as access to lab space, offices and clean room facilities at the North East Technology Park (NETPark).

Labs & Office Space

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Access to Innovation Ecosystem

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North East Satellite Applications Centre of Excellence

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