INSPIRING GROWTH



IMPROVING PRODUCTS AND SERVICES
We help clients commercialise new ideas and technology, enter new markets and overcome the challenges posed by globalisation and increased competition.
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People are the lifeblood of any organisation. We will help you access the training and mentoring you need to compete and improve.
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The most successful businesses are constantly innovating and responding to changing customer needs. Through this service we want to help you make change happen. Companies can access up to 40% funding for the design of better products, services and internal processes.

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RTC is home to Enterprise Europe Network (EEN) in the North of England and provides local companies with a place to promote their business across 50 countries (EU and beyond). At the heart of EEN are over 600 companies like RTC contracted to find and connect partners from different countries.

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RTC offers companies a route to sell goods and services in to China. With an aspiring middle class, hungry for high quality Western imports, our Fast Track service connects UK companies to partners who will help you get a foothold in the Chinese market.

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Design Network North (DNN) is a membership network of over 700 people made up of Manufacturers, Businesses and Individuals who have a passion for design and innovation. Established in 2008, DNN was set up to increase the contribution that design makes to the regional economy of North East England.

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NHS Innovations North offers services across the entire innovation cycle to NHS Trusts and healthcare businesses based in the North East. Connecting companies, NHS organisations and universities, the project aims to be the primary innovation network in the region's healthcare arena.

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innovate2succeed is designed to help SMEs improve their internal capacity to innovate and capability to commercially exploit new ideas. Specialist Innovation advisers will work with your management team and deliver a programme of activity to make innovation happen.

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RTC wants to work with organisations striving to improve the society in which we live. Often facing the same challenges as growing businesses, we have formed a specialist team to provide services to help charities and social enterprises.

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Service Network is the North East’s voice for the professional, creative and technical sectors. The network is focussed on helping business thrive for its members through a busy programme of events, networking and training opportunities.

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Whether they work for you or buy from you, young people are the future of your business. RTC currently holds the STEM AMBASSADOR HUB contract for the North East of England, a programme designed to attract mentors from industry who can inspire young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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Rise & Design No.75: Service Design

Rise & Design No.75: Service Design

Briony McStea - Jan 13, 2017