Total Support Environment
Locating your company at NETPark gives you access to some of the best business support in the UK.
NETPark has close working relationships with all five regional universities, who have over 105,000 students. Durham University, have a presence on-site with the Centre for Advanced Instrumentation (CfAI) located within the NETPark Research Institute providing easy access to academic expertise, student internships, collaborative projects, facilities and equipment.
Our strategic alliance with CPI provides the support companies need to take their product from concept to commercialisation. CPI manage the High Manufacturing Catapult on site, in addition to three National Innovation Centres including the Centre for Printable Electronics, Formulations and Healthcare Photonics. These centres provide access to world class expertise, guidance and equipment that can’t be found anywhere else in UK. Once a business is ready to scale-up and move on we have the space and support to help businesses grow here at NETPark.
We work in partnership with tenants to help the businesses on the park access support and contacts, we connect businesses to the most appropriate funds, expertise and facilities throughout their journey. County Durham businesses will find access to unique funding programmes to help you grow and develop including Finance Durham and The County Durham Growth Fund.
Business Durham, who manage NETPark host monthly innovation breakfast events, to raise awareness of and help businesses make the most of opportunities as well as enabling companies to network with like-minded businesses.
Some of the areas of support we have made directly or through our partners:
Grant application advice and alerts
Investment readiness and private finance raising
Intellectual property advice
R&D tax credit
Access to university test facilities and consultancy
Graduate and intern recruitment and schemes
Project collaboration opportunities