Total Support Environment

Locating your company at NETPark gives you access to some of the best business support in the UK.

NETPark is managed by Business Durham. We have developed a strategic partnership with CPI and Durham University with a vision for NETPark to become a unique, international location of choice for innovation and commercialisation for specialist scientific businesses. We combine our complementary capabilities to create a truly unique ecosystem, where world-class research, a ready-made talent pipeline, innovation capabilities and bespoke high-quality infrastructure creates, attracts and catalyses accelerated business growth. ​We are striving to develop a unique location globally where talent flourishes, ideas are generated, and businesses have the support and resources to compete with the best in the world.

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 the UK. Once a business is ready to scale up and move on we have the space and support to help businesses grow at NETPark.

We have close working relationships with all five regional universities, who have over 105,000 students. Durham University, have a presence on-site with The Orbit Centre located within the NETPark Research Institute providing easy access to academic expertise, student internships, collaborative projects, facilities and equipment.

We help the businesses on the park access support and contacts, we connect businesses to the most appropriate funds, expertise and facilities. County Durham businesses will find access to unique funding programmes to help them grow and develop including Finance Durham and The County Durham Growth Fund.

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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

The Synergy Sculpture provides a dynamic eye-line view at the entrance to NETPark Phase 3
Durham University Centre for Advanced Instrumentation based at NETPark creates advanced astronomical instrumentation for major telescopes around the world and has helped Durham to achieve a world wide impact for space science research.
The High Value Manufacturing Catapult is a partner of the government’s elite network of Catapult centres based at CPI, NETPark.

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The North East Technology Park provides a dynamic and supportive environment to accelerate the growth of  into global markets. NETPark encourages collaborative multidisciplinary links, driving innovation, enterprise and economic prosperity.
We provide companies with access to a focused and international community where talent flourishes, ideas are generated and businesses have the support and resources to compete with the best in the world.

NETPark North East Technology Park

NETPark, North East Technology Park,
Sedgefield, County Durham TS21 3FD

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Filtronic chose NETPark for a number of reasons including the modern infrastructure and facilities, the established, innovative and like-minded businesses located there and finally the flexibility it offers to enable us to scale our business.

Filtronic, Chief Financial Officer Michael Tyreman.Michael Tyreman, Chief Financial Officer, Filtronic

NETPark is in an excellent location, there are many like-minded businesses on the park – it really is an excellent base from which we hope to grow our business.

Chief Executive Officer at Magnitude Biosciences David Weinkove.David Weinkove, CEO, Magnitude BioSciences

Business Durham has been instrumental in helping us to bring SamplePod to market, as they knew we were looking for a company to produce a low-cost electronic tag and they introduced us to PragmatIC.

Andy Turner, Quality Hospital SolutionsAndy Turner, Quality Hospital Solutions, Quality Hospital Solutions

One of the positive aspects of being part of the local authority is that we can put companies in touch with the right people quickly, such as in planning or building control, which is really useful if a company is managing their own fit out.

Janet Todd, NETPark ManagerJanet Todd, - NETPark manager

Access to quality facilities was one of the main drivers for deciding to locate the business at the NETPark. We have been able to use this as a launch pad to link into support from CPI and world-class expertise from Durham University.

Steve ClementsSteve Clements, - Managing Director, aXenic

We initially came because of the printable electronics centre but access to a highly skilled semi conductor workforce in the North East has been a key factor in us staying and growing here, as well as the value for money office space and the access to funding.

Ken WilliamsonKen Williamson, - COO, PragmatIC Printing

Just from being here over a year now, we’ve worked with at least three different companies on-site. So that’s new business leads that we wouldn’t have had is we hadn’t moved to NETPark.

Head of Research Dr Neil SimDr Neil Sim, High Force Research

The quality of the facilities at NETPark and the attitude of staff is first class. It has a really dynamic, innovative atmosphere.

Cheif Executive of IBEX Innovations Ltd. Dr. Neil Loxley.Dr Neil Loxley, - Chief executive, IBEX

It’s nice to have our own office at NETPark and Business Durham has been great. We’ve restructured the business and they’ve supported us as we’ve moved into bigger premises. We couldn’t have asked for better landlords.

Richard Kirk, founder and CEO PolyPhotonixRichard Kirk, CEO PolyPhotonix, PolyPhotonix

CPI and Business Durham work in partnership to support SMEs looking to develop their innovative products or processes. At NETPark, CPI acts as an anchor organisation, attracting companies to locate here on the site, in order to benefit from the established and unique innovation networks across the entire supply chain.

Dr Arun Harish, Strategy Director, CPIDr Arun Harish, Strategy Director, CPI, CPI

It fits perfectly for us that we’re surrounded by like-minded companies at NETPark. There are a number of highly skilled people in the area who can help us grow our business. The facilities and services offered by NETPark are first class, they make office life simple and engaging.

Stuart Wilson AscariStuart Wilson, - CEO, Ascarii

The proximity to the universities and the infrastructure are very important factors. Ultimately having a presence in Europe is very valuable to us and we intend to stay at NETPark for many years to come.

Arnab Basu - KromekDr Arnab Basu, - CEO, Kromek

NETPark is great for our staff and clients as it’s easy to get to know people here with the many networking events and other site activities taking place all the time.

NETPark North East Technology Park - CK ScienceLorna Crombie, - director at CK Group