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How CTO Can Help Your Business

City Technology Office

Date 16 Aug 2006
City Technology Office

The new business and commercialisation agenda which is currently being developed as part of the Science City programme will bring many opportunities for knowledge-based businesses in the North East. To help your business maximise these opportunities, the CTO provides a number of services:

Pilot coaching service

The delivery and evaluation of intensive support to regional emerging technology and high-growth business in the health care and health sciences sector.
Contact: Natalia Blagburn 0191 211 1996

Mentoring & Networking

Identification and support for post-doctorates and researchers to become entrepreneurs.
Contact: Carol Armstrong 0191 211 1980

Online Network Community

Growing an online moderated network enabling communication and collaborative capability.
Contact: Carol Armstrong 0191 211 1980

International Partnerships for SMEs

Delivered by local partners including RTC North, Ward Hadaway, Deloitte, Newcastle City Council and UKTI, this service provides support for SMEs looking to forge international partnerships. These services include:

  • Bespoke coaching services
  • Market research
  • International visits
  • Negotiation and agreement support

Contact: Leanne Moseley 0191 211 1984

ACHIEVE: Services for Incubators

Deploying coaching tools and methodology with 25 European and regional incubator network to enable access to markets, finance, partners, 7th framework projects and development of EU standards by financial communities of interest.
Contact: Natalia Blagburn 0191 211 1996

Network Connections

Networking events and workshops for SMEs and start-ups.
Contact: Carol Armstrong 0191 211 1980

e-Business Technology Transfer

Support to help SMEs learn how to trade electronically to meet new Local Authority standards, as well as enabling businesses deploy new technology in a commercial manner.
Contact: Leanne Moseley 0191 211 1984


Encouraging the development of female entrepreneurs within Science and Technology business sectors and increasing the capacity of development organisations to support their needs.
Contact: Natalia Blagburn 0191 211 1996