RTC NORTH LBG – RTC (United Kingdom)
RTC North provides professional services in technology, innovation and business support. The company is based in Northern England employing over 45 people and operates as a regional intermediary providing an effective interface between industry, education and research institutions. Services are designed to stimulate design, innovation , enterprise and science appreciation. Foresight work is undertaken with industry and education organisations. The biggest single activity is Design Network North which promotes improved creativity and design as a strategy for competitiveness. RTC North is a leading exponent of Open Innovation and is a key member of the Enterprise Europe Network. Activities are grouped within following three broad areas as described below:
- Innovation: Services are designed to stimulate design, innovation, creativity, enterprise and science appreciation. RTC North has been a leading partner in the Enterprise Europe Network since its inception and prior to that the Innovation Relay Centre Network and is working very closely with over 200 partner organisations across the EU.
- Business Growth: For new and existing companies this includes developing a vision, a business model and the technical and financial resources required, IPR issues. In-depth support is provided to help businesses with market entry through joint ventures, acquisitions, licensing or setting up overseas subsidiaries. RTC North is the North East lead partner for Designing Better Business – a region-wide programme to enable companies to move up the value chain by applying design thinking to business growth and innovation
- Technology: Includes public and private funded projects to support all stages of the innovation cycle. Specific expertise lies in assisting companies to develop R&D strategies as well as the management of intellectual property and the exploitation of R&D. RTC North employs a full time patent lawyer and excels in the field of medical device technology.