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North East Social Tech Fund

The purpose of this pilot is to help charities and social enterprises in the North East explore digital technology and ‘open innovation’, by de-risking the process. The pilot programme will provide small innovation grants to each successful organisation, alongside dedicated hands on support from the Digital Catapult North East Tees Valley’s (NETV) expert teams.

The grant funding and support will allow each organisation to develop and test a prototype or ‘Minimum Viable Product’ of a bespoke solution. The Digital Catapult NETV team has a large network of technology companies, and will support the successful organisations to select a suitable development partner to build the chosen solution.

The purpose of this pilot is to focus on organisational challenges rather than technology. Therefore, it is important all submissions reflect this – applicants do not need to predefine what solution they want. Rather they should think about what challenges they would like to overcome. An organisation can apply more than once if it has multiple challenges it would like to submit; only one challenge however, will be selected per organisation.

Registered charities/social enterprises.

Deadline: 22 November

Read more and apply here