RTC services are designed to help clients innovate, improve and grow. Specialising in the commercialisation of new products and services, they work with individuals, businesses and the public sector to help create more innovative and vibrant economies. Visit www.rtcnorth.co.uk for more on services, programmes and training courses.


Enterprise Europe Network RTC is home to EEN in the North of England and provides local companies with a place to promote their business across 50 countries. At the heart of EEN is over 600 companies like RTC working together to find and connect partners across member states.

Supply Chain North East is delivered by a partnership, made up of the North East Growth Hub, RTC North, NEPIC, NEAA, and Generator. Between 2018 and 2021, the programme will help more than 800 businesses in the following sectors to realise their potential:

  • Advanced Manufacturing
  • Subsea, Offshore and Energy Technologies
  • Automotive and Transport
  • Health and Life Sciences
  • Digital, Tech, and Creative
  • Process, Chemical, and Pharmaceutical

Scaleup North East Scaleup North East works with businesses that can demonstrate both the hunger and the potential to achieve high levels of growth. Whilst we can’t achieve growth for you, we will do everything in our power to help by providing:

  • A dedicated expert partner who will work with you on your Scaleup journey
  • Access to specialist providers with a proven track record of working with scaleup businesses
  • Specialised events to help you learn and develop new skills
  • Funding advice and support
  • Access and support to an influential scaleup community

Pathways2Innovation is a programme designed to help SMEs protect and commercialise new technologies, products, services and processes and access new markets. Supporting the NE LEP's strategic economic plan, Pathways to Innovation is particularly aimed at businesses in the sectors of Healthcare & Life Sciences; Advanced Manufacturing, Offshore & Energy Technologies; IT, Software, Creative & Digital.

Design Network North is a network of over 700 people made up of Manufacturers, Businesses, and Individuals with a passion for design and innovation.

Innovate2succeed Designed to help SME’s improve their internal capacity to innovate and capability to commercially exploit new ideas.

STEM Ambassador Hub North East Whether they work for you or buy from you, young people are the future of your business. RTC holds the STEM Ambassador Hub contract for North East England, a programme designed to attract mentors from industry who can inspire young people.

Service Network 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


Technology Transfer, Commercialisation, Product and Service Design, Business Coaching, Open Innovation, Medical Devices, and Healthcare, Accessing Funding, New Product Development, Market Research, Intellectual Property, Innovation Processes, Training