Further multi-million pound boost for North East company creation

Northern Accelerator project team

Having launched an impressive 34 businesses to date, North East university collaboration Northern Accelerator has been awarded a further £3.6m from Research England to continue its successful programme, expanding its partnership in the North East and rolling out its flagship support model to universities in the South of England. Northern Accelerator was set up to […]

Durham University opens Orbit building to support technology and science firms

Image of Sophie Walton - CBI, Jenny Taylor - Durham University and Sarah Slaven, Business Durham

Durham University has opened its £1.4m Orbit centre at NETPark in Sedgefield, a University Enterprise Zone purpose-built to provide support to technology and science SMEs. Businesses that become members will benefit from targeted guidance and support from the University’s researchers and partners at Centre for Process Innovation (CPI) and Business Durham. Companies will also have […]

Newcastle spin-out creating more and better jobs

Dr Jennifer Munkley academic founder of GlycoScoreDX

Newcastle University spin-out GlycoScoreDX is recruiting a Research Technician based in Newcastle, as the company continues to develop and expand, creating high quality jobs in the North East.  GlycoScoreDx aims to transform the future of prostate cancer diagnosis, through the spin-out company  founded upon research by Dr Jennifer Munkley and her research group.  Find out […]

Newcastle University spin-out GlycoScoreDX raises £1m seed funding

North East-based diagnostics company and Newcastle University spin-out, GlycoScoreDx, has secured £630,000 in equity funding alongside an additional £360,000 in grant funding to support business establishment and early development of its proprietary Prostate Cancer test. The GlycoScore Prostate Cancer test is a simple, reliable blood test which can be used to accurately diagnose and risk-assess […]

Global University Venturing focuses on Northern Accelerator

Dr Tim Hammond and David Huntley

Global University Venturing’s focus feature this month says “The time is now for Northern England” as the publication speaks to key members of Northern Accelerator’s team, including Dr Tim Hammond of Durham University, David Huntley from Newcastle University and Dr Chelsea Brain from Northumbria University’s IP and Commercialisation team. The feature looks at the progress […]

The Telegraph feature on commercialising research in the North

Image of Dr Martina Miotto of CellulaREvolution

Northern Accelerator is featured in an article by The Telegraph as they discuss how ‘Britain’s Northern universities battle to become scientific powerhouses’. Dr Tim Hammond, Northern Accelerator Project Lead, and Alex Buchan of Northstar Ventures, update on progress and look to the future as they continue to develop new funding routes for North East spin-out […]