North East based Team Tyne Innovation is currently racing in the 3,000 mile Talisker Whiskey Atlantic Challenge in 2018, the world’s toughest rowing race.

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Showcasing North East innovation and supporting charities is at the heart of our bid. In completing this extraordinary challenge our ambition is to demonstrate the innovative spirit that is alive and kicking in the North East by incorporating innovative products and services developed by businesses and universities in the region. We are also looking to raise funds for a number of charities which are close to our heart. We need your support to enable these ambitions to become a reality.

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North East innovation will be at the heart of our bid

Our ambition is for the boat to become a living exhibit during the 18 months leading up to the race.

We are looking to for partners to help us in our quest to use the boat to market the best innovation from North East businesses and Universities,  and showcase them to the world.

This is a unique chance to get involved!

How to support our bid

We’re looking for innovative partners who can support in the following:

  • Improving the design and function of the boat
  • Improving the performance of the crew
  • Offering greater protection from the elements
  • Improving communication
  • Maintaining the health of the crew


As well as raising funding for the Talisker Atlantic Challenge, Team Tyne Innovation are also looking to raise money for charity.

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