Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities are working together to accelerate the translation of world-class research into commercial opportunities. We bring together academics and business leaders, with a host of funding and support, to form sustainable businesses that create more and better jobs.
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to 44 projects to help academics to take their ideas closer to commercialisation.
We encourage academics to embrace opportunities for enterprise – providing training to help recognise and exploit intellectual property.
We offer funding for academics to take high-quality research projects closer to commercialisation.
We offer a detailed business-readiness diagnostic of commercial opportunities, providing robust external due-diligence.
We have a pool of experienced and talented business executives to match to opportunities to lead university spin-outs.
We have an investment fund of seed capital to help spin-outs validate business models and demonstrate value to investors.
Northern Accelerator will create a sustainable change in the innovation environment through an ongoing venture fund for university spin-outs.