The Tees Valley Innovation Accelerator (TIA) has been established to help companies drive innovation and produce new products, process and services.
It is delivered by TWI Middlesbrough (based in the Teesside Advanced Manufacturing Park, TeesAMP) and Teesside University who will provide fully funded support to any Small and Medium sized Enterprise (SME) in the Tees Valley.
The project is funded by the European Regional Development Fund in the Northern Powerhouse Region and was launched in June 2020.
TIA will enable companies in the Tees Valley to leverage public funding and have access to consultation and prototyping services thereby maximising their potential to exploit new technological concepts.
This is a publically funded service to Tees Valley SMEs, to support/accelerate the transformation of SME innovations into commercial products, services or processes.
TWI will help navigate from idea to market whilst Teesside University will support prototyping.
Further details can be found online here.