Innovation Services

At NETPark, we have a unique fully supportive environment in which science and technology-based businesses can thrive and develop through every phase of growth.

NETPark’s innovation community doesn’t stop at the park’s boundaries. To help companies and innovators develop new products and markets, Business Durham can connect you with the right people to make things happen.

This includes:

  • Intellectual property protection
  • Finding finance, from grants to private equity investments. We run an investment panel once every six months for businesses new to pitching
  • Accessing markets, or researching markets for your product
  • Establishing your supply chain
  • Searching technical expertise to take your idea to proof of concept
  • Identifying potential collaborators to enable you to find the missing jigsaw in your capability
  • Growing your company’s talent.

Our innovation community is also connected through a series of events including a regular breakfast event on the first Tuesday of each month, and opportunity focused roundtable events.

Please click here to sign up to our monthly innovation newsletter.

To find out how our innovation team could assist your business specifically, please contact Elaine Scott or Jenny Kwok, Innovation Development Managers on 03000 261 261 or e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . We would love to hear from you. 

Our affinity partners are :


  • Bonaccord - a law firm for innovative businesses click here.
  • Ward Hadaway - one of the UK's top 100 law firms click here.
  • Sintons Law - full service law firm based in North East England click here.
  • Appleyard Lees - European patent & trade mark attorneys click here


  • The HR Department - professional HR advice you can trust click here.
  • Tetrad Recruitment Group Ltd - recruitment.

Insurance: Arthur J Gallagher - click here.

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    Janet Todd

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