Northernlands 4: Resources
Open Innovations is a not for profit, independent, mission led, radically open type of organisation. We like to work out in the open with our sponsors, companies, organisations, governments and individuals to use open data to innovate and help people make better decisions.
It’s not just the location and the people that make Newcastle such a great place to invest, it’s the help you’ll receive too. Whether you’re looking for office space, need the inside track on what’s happening in the region, or want to know how to tap into the best talent, we’re here to help.
Invest Newcastle helps businesses to locate, expand and flourish here in Newcastle. We provide a range of support services for existing businesses and potential investors, making it easy to realise your ambitions for growth. Our service is bespoke and led by client needs but, as a guide, could include:
Nexus is a vibrant community for innovators and entrepreneurs. We help turn your big ideas into reality, whether that’s developing a new product or growing a successful business.
Leeds Digital Festival
The Leeds Digital Festival is an open, collaborative celebration of digital culture in all its forms. Whether you’re interested in coding, fintech, social media, AI, healthtech, data, start-ups, digital music, cyber security or AR
Open Data Manchester
Open Data Manchester is a not-for-profit formed from a diverse group of open data advocates in 2010 that supports organisations to release data and helps people use it.
Whether working in partnership or on standalone programmes, we promote good data practice through expert advice, strong advocacy, participatory events, state-of-the-art research, technical support and interactive training.
Profits from our commercial work go into the community, where we host events and create resources designed to help more people use data more effectively, and ensure the sustainability of our work.
Created in 2015, StartupAmsterdam is an action programme run by the City of Amsterdam that brings the public and private sectors together to support the startups, scale-ups, entrepreneurs and other players in the local ecosystem. By taking part in dozens of projects and initiatives promoting innovative and sustainable entrepreneurship, it’s helped the Dutch capital become a major player in the global scene.
C4DI is an incubator that helps tech companies grow, and traditional businesses innovate.
Impact Hub Bradford
We’re a locally rooted, globally connected social innovation hub and coworking space based in Bradford’s historic Little Germany district. We inspire, connect and support changemakers, social entrepreneurs, businesses and startups to build solutions that create positive social impact. Find out how you can join our community of social entrepreneurs and innovators today!
Northern Gritstone is a ground-breaking new investment company based in the north of England, founded by the Universities of Leeds, Manchester and Sheffield, three of the UK’s leading educational research establishments.
It intends to be one of the largest investors into academic spin-outs in the United Kingdom, dedicated to financing companies in some of the UK’s fastest growing sectors such as advanced materials, energy, health technology and cognitive computation.
From attracting major global businesses, to being an international capital of culture and sport, we're strengthening our ambition to be a truly global city.
Co-Lab has been established to support the growth of digital and tech businesses in and around Harrogate.
Manchester Digital is the voice of Greater Manchester’s tech and digital sector. Our community is made up of a wide range of businesses and we work closely with them to create the optimum environment for sector-wide success.
North East Growth Hub
We are working with partners to develop a more competitive economy for the North East, Helping to create more and better jobs for everyone.
York and North Yorkshire Growth Hub
By its very geography, York and North Yorkshire is home to a diverse range of businesses.
Regardless of size or sector, we are here to provide free and impartial business support. We are government-funded but locally based, which means that we provide tailored support based around the needs of our unique region.
Growth Platform Liverpool
If you’re looking for support and advice to help you grow your business in Liverpool City Region, our Local Growth Hub Service provides a single point of access to a wide range of local and national support and funding.
Here you can find information on programmes, funding and services for start-up and early-stage businesses, as well as high growth established businesses.
Tees Valley Business
As the Local Growth Hub for the Tees Valley, we are here to help ambitious SME businesses and budding entrepreneurs in Darlington, Hartlepool, Middlesbrough, Redcar & Cleveland and Stockton-on-Tees get the support they need to grow.
Business Growth Hub Manchester
We are a community of specialists with a passion to help businesses across Greater Manchester to realise their ambitions.
We support businesses at all stages of their growth journey with our broad range of services. We offer expert one-to-one and peer-to-peer business support, events, specialist programmes, funding and much more.
Better still, most of our support is fully-funded and is provided at no direct cost to your business.
Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership
We guide small to medium-sized business based in West Yorkshire, Craven, Harrogate, Selby and York through the complex world of business support.
Boost Business Lancashire
Boost is Lancashire’s Business Growth Hub, one of 38 Growth Hubs in the UK. Boost is led by Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire LEP and has supported over 8,000 businesses, helped create over 3,000 jobs while adding over £100m to the economy since 2013.
Hull and East Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership
The Growth Hub was founded originally in 2014 by the Humber LEP, as part of a government scheme which was aimed at simplifying the business support landscape for businesses. The Growth Hub is now one of 38 across England that provides a one-stop-shop for businesses, and through our advisor team and our website, we pride ourselves on being able to help businesses with all manner of enquiries, from funding, to apprenticeship recruitment, to exporting, to innovation and business start up, and much more besides.
The Business Hub Cumbria
Working across Cumbria, our free and impartial support is delivered by expert business advisers, giving you the right advice at the right time for your business.
As part of the national Growth Hub network, we’re here to help you find the best advice, funding or events to turn your growth aspirations into a reality.
South Yorkshire Growth Hub
South Yorkshire Growth Hub aims to be the single point of contact for all business support across our region.
It aims to simplify all the regional and national business support that is available to businesses, so that you as a business owner/manager always know where to go to find the right support. Our experienced teams can provide direct support and also advise and signpost to the most appropriate support based on your business needs.
We connect ambitious, innovative entrepreneurs with knowledge, with financing and with gateways to other markets. In the Netherlands and abroad.
Utrecht Science Park
Utrecht Science Park is the beating heart of one of Europe's most competitive regions. We bring competence from business, industry and academia together in order to design and create healthier, safer and more sustainable cities for today and for subsequent generations.
Utrecht Science Park provides a vibrant, dynamic and exciting place to work, to study and to interact.
Amsterdam Science Park
Amsterdam Science Park offers endless opportunities for your business or research project. Our Science & Business team can help you to find a good match and can connect you with researchers, students and entrepreneurs at the park. We can introduce you to the talent of Amsterdam Science Park and make you become part of some of the world’s most groundbreaking science.
We help people to start their own business and support existing businesses to grow and develop.
The Women's Organisation
We are The Women’s Organisation. By supporting women, we help them to achieve their personal, social and economic potential.
MIDAS is the inward investment promotion agency for Manchester, with a strategic aim to secure significant levels of new investment for the city region to create and safeguard jobs.
This is achieved through the global business marketing of Manchester key sectors and the provision of an extensive package of free advice and assistance for potential investors and location consultants.
Connect Yorkshire, a not-for-profit organisation that has a track record spanning over fifteen years helping Yorkshire businesses grow.
Our highly experienced entrepreneurs, our Entrepreneurs in Residence (EIRs), give time and considerable expertise for free to support growing businesses and nurture emerging talent to help companies prosper, creating wealth, jobs and opportunities across the Yorkshire region.
This is an invaluable environment for like-minded individuals to discuss and resolve issues and help develop their propositions for greater success.
SCALE (the Startup Cities Alliance) is a collaborative force of European cities (SCALE.CITIES), represented by their public ecosystem builders, who work together to facilitate, strengthen and connect the European startup ecosystem for entrepreneurs. By sharing their networks (‘peers’) and learnings (‘experiences, insights and best practices’) and providing trustworthy and unbiased content, the SCALE platform gives you access to a hub of up to date information and opportunities in acceleration, incubation, soft landing programs and funding calls, in order to help you discover new markets.
Newcastle Gateshead Initiative
Established in 2000, NewcastleGateshead Initiative is a public-private partnership supported by Gateshead Council, Newcastle City Council, and over 170 private sector partner organisations across North East England. Over the past 20 years, the organisation has established a strong track record of successful delivery and as a result has grown both its partnership base and portfolio of work – all with the aim of creating a supportive environment for wider economic development.
West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce
The West & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce exists to support business.
Our mission: to be recognised as an essential part of growing businesses by sharing opportunities, knowledge and expertise, with a strong business voice influencing decision makers at all levels.
Our brand values underpin the ethos of the business and the people within it.
Cumbria Chamber of Commerce
The voice of business in Cumbria.
North East England Chamber of Commerce
North East England Chamber of Commerce is the region’s largest business membership organisation representing 2,500+ businesses.
For over 200 years, the Chamber has been helping businesses grow their knowledge, influence and connectivity regionally, nationally and internationally. We want to create a world where businesses in the North East of England thrive as a collective force.
Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce
Hull & Humber Chamber of Commerce is East Yorkshire and Northern Lincolnshire’s leading business organisation, giving companies a voice and helping them grow.
Doncaster Chamber of Commerce
Since 1941, Doncaster Chamber has been delivering for the business community of Doncaster. Now it’s a modern, vibrant organisation headed by the network’s youngest CEO with a diverse and highly skilled team of individuals committed to its shared vision and values.
We work on our members’ behalf to lobby local and national government about the key issues affecting Doncaster’s business community. We give our members a voice to make South Yorkshire’s private sector ever more influential.
Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber of Commerce
Barnsley & Rotherham Chamber will be the voice of business in the locality and a driving force to support member’s productivity and profitability in challenging global markets.
Sheffield Chamber of Commerce and Industry
For over 150 years, we have supported, connected and represented businesses of all sizes in Sheffield, our vibrant and innovative city.
Our vision is to make this great city the best place in the UK to start, grow and run a successful and sustainable business. And with the help of our members, we are leading the way in making that a reality.
Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce
With over 4500 members, the largest accredited Chamber of Commerce in the UK, the Chamber is located in the heart of the City Centre and has a strong presence in Greater Manchester’s ten local authority areas.
St Helens Chamber
The purpose of St Helens Chamber is to identify and help drive activities which contribute to social, economic and environmental development, making our place better. We believe that by delivering our strategic objectives and living our core values of Giving A Voice, Leading Edge, Driven by Quality, and Supportive, we will be able to contribute substantially to growth, investment, sustainability and opportunity.
Liverpool Chamber of Commerce
Liverpool Chamber connects businesses across the City Region – to a local business community, national conversation and international trade network
Wirral Chamber of Commerce
Wirral Chamber of Commerce is a proud and established Chamber, with roots dating back to 1912, when leading industrialists from our area formed the Birkenhead Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mid Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Standing at the heart of the Halifax, Huddersfield and Wakefield business communities, our mission is to drive growth among businesses of all sizes across the districts, by providing relevant and valuable support and benefits.
North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
Over 1,600 businesses in Lancashire count on the North & Western Lancashire Chamber of Commerce to help their business. Our members range from start-up and early stage businesses to fast growth, large corporations.
We work in partnership with our members to provide a range of crucial support services covering marketing and business development, legal and HR, business protection, international trade and training.
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce
East Lancashire Chamber of Commerce is a locally based private sector organisation, owned by the Members and accredited by the British Chambers of Commerce.
We are committed to helping Pennine Lancashire have a thriving economy. We are active at local, regional and national levels in the influential decision making bodies, whose programmes and investments, both public and private, determine the environment in which business operates.
DMC 01 is where we began. A home for anyone with a digital and creative business idea to start and scale their company and a collaboration space for companies wanting to do more with technology in their own business. We have onsite business support for those starting up and those growing, providing access to finance, skills, expertise, and innovation.
Manchester Tech Festival
With a core 2 day event at the centre of the festival which will be held at the iconic Victoria Baths there will also be meetups, popups, lectures, hackathons, discussions, debates and socials throughout the week.
Manchester Tech Festival is a not-for-profit with a space for software engineers, startups & scaleups, investors, product owners and practitioners. You will come away from the festival with a real sense of what it’s like to work in the UK’s most vibrant regional tech sector.
Cumbria Business Growth Hub
Cumbria Business Growth Hub helps businesses unleash their full potential.
As the focal point for businesses in Cumbria, we offer a great choice of support to help your business become more competitive and increase your productivity and profitability.
The Growth Hub brings together the range of support - advice, training, networking, funding and more - delivered by the Growth Hub and others. Often, it’s free or subsidised. And we can work with you to put together a support package tailored to your individual needs.
Nothernlands 4 is a collaboration between Open Innovations and The Kingdom of the Netherlands, the start of activity to create, support, and amplify the cultural links between The Netherlands and the North of England. It is with their generous and vigourous support, and the support of other energetic organisations, that Northernlands can be delivered.