Innovate and go global with EEN & RTC North

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Are you an ambitious business, with new ideas, looking to grow?

Are you looking to take your business into new markets but not sure where to start?

Are you seeking like-minded professionals to create reliable and trustworthy international partnerships/collaborations? To expand internationally safely and successfully, Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) can help you turn your ambitions into reality with local support and global knowledge.

EEN is a fully funded service designed to help you realise your full business potential, provide you with business opportunities and cultural and local knowledge to grow and scale your business overseas whilst ensuring you are collaborating with credible and professional international businesses that are known to our EEN partners on the ground.

Funded jointly with the European Commission, EEN is part of the Innovate UK family of services in England, Northern Ireland and Wales delivered by 21 organisations nationally.

EEN has the power to connect you with 3,000 experts in 600 organisations across numerous sectors in more than 60 countries. EEN organises 70,000 international meetings each year, connecting businesses and enhancing collaboration, business growth and development.

We can help you:

Improve the way you manage your innovation process, commercialise great ideas, grow your business and access funding, all with the support of a dedicated Business Advisor local to you.

We helped Josh from Superyacht Tenders and Toys identify what was preventing them from being able to grow and develop further. He said:

“We’ve had really useful advice and support from EEN – very valuable. It was all about sitting down and figuring out where we wanted to go and how to get there.”
Grow your business by tracking down long-term finance from the public and private sectors – we can advise you on the best ways to secure funding from sources such as grants, loans and equity investment as well as through R&D tax credits. We can also help you shape your business plan and put you in touch with the right investors and banks.
Expand into new countries with help from local experts – we can help you pinpoint the most viable markets for your business and explore opportunities in depth using our partners on the ground. We can overcome barriers to entry by working with the right local partners, collaborators and distributors and help you navigate local rules and regulations, cultural requirements and business etiquette.

We supported Repeat Software with making connections and establishing relationships with potential partners and customers in new markets.

Linda Adams from Repeat Software said:

“This is a very exciting time, as we are now able to enter the corporate market for the first time.”
Grow further and scale up – our Scale Up experts work together as part of our Scale Up Board while also giving you dedicated one-to-one support. This is tailored to help you achieve your global ambitions. We can connect you to the best support for scale ups regionally, nationally and internationally.

Are you ready to innovate, grow, develop and succeed? If so, contact us today and make the first step of your journey towards achieving your goals! RTC North is the home of EEN in the North East so why not give us a call on 0191 516 4400 or drop us a line at

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