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Welcome to the Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme

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The Intensive Industrial Innovation Programme (IIIP) sees Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, and Teesside universities working directly with small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the region to develop new services and products for the market. 

Successful SMEs are supported by a dedicated PhD research student for three years, as well as gaining access to senior academic researchers and university research facilities. 

The project is targeted at supporting businesses in (or hoping to access) the priority sectors identified in the economic plans of the North East and Tees Valley Local Enterprise Partnership. The ultimate aim of the IIIP is to encourage a culture of innovation that benefits business, leading to greater export opportunities and increased graduate employment, particularly in science and engineering. 

The IIIP is a great opportunity to carry out research while gaining valuable industry experience and to see how academic research can help businesses to grow and develop. 

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