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 […]

Essential elements of chemical patents

Following the success of the recent Intellectual Property awareness session, join Marks & Clerk – Intellectual Property Services, in a chemistry focussed session – Essential Elements of Chemical Patents, at 2pm-3pm on 18 March 2021.  Whether or not you have a current interest in commercialisation, recognising Intellectual Property, and knowing how to protect it, is […]

Could you be our next company creator?

Researchers at Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities are invited to apply for the third cohort of Future Founders – a fantastic in-depth training opportunity designed for academics to embrace enterprise opportunities from their research. Have you got product, service or license opportunities in mind right now, or want to develop the commercial potential of […]

Know your IP

Are you researching, developing, creating, discovering, investigating…? Even just having ideas? Whether or not you have a current interest in commercialisation, recognising the value and power of Intellectual Property, and knowing how to protect it, is important to you and your university. Join Marks & Clerk – Intellectual Property Services, in an expert-led awareness session […]

Make your impact – develop the impact of your research

Researchers at Durham, Newcastle, Northumberland and Sunderland universities can now apply to join spring’s cohort of Action for Impact. Action for Impact is an exciting training opportunity to help you develop the personal, societal and commercial impact of your research. If you want to make a positive change in society by actively applying your research […]

Seed fund makes half a million pound first investments

Northern Accelerator has made over £500,000 worth of investments into innovative university spin-out businesses in the health and biotech sectors from its £1.7M Seed Investment Fund. The business boosting fund, managed by Northstar Ventures, has completed its first two investments which, as part of a wider funding round with other investors, saw two spinouts raise […]

Northern Accelerator and an innovation-led COVID-19 recovery

Tim Hammond, Project Lead for Northern Accelerator, gives his views on an innovation-led COVID-19 recovery The COVID-19 crisis has hit the North East hard. But, whilst the Spending Review was heavily focussed around the “levelling up agenda” and the announcement of a £4bn “Levelling Up Fund”, the region’s post-COVID-19 recovery plans acknowledge the key role […]

Join Northern Accelerator and three of our spin-outs at 2020 BioFocus

Dr Tim Hammond, Northern Accelerator’s project lead, will once again be appearing at BioNow’s annual BioFocus conference. The two-day conference brings together industry, academia and experts within the field of life sciences. Comprising conference, company showcases, pre-booked partnering and virtual networking sessions, the event provides a unique opportunity to hear about the latest technologies, innovations, key […]

North East academic entrepreneurs set for £1.7m funding boost

Northern Accelerator has today launched a new £1.7m seed investment fund that aims to grow the region’s economy by building on its successful record of creating innovative spin-out businesses. Our Seed Investment Fund, managed by Northstar Ventures, will complete its first deals in the next two months, with further funding allocated over a 12-month period. […]

More enterprising academics set to benefit from Innovation Assessment

We’ve revised our Innovation Assessment offer so more academics can benefit – get a free assessment of commercial readiness & other specialist consultancy from qualified business analysts and sector specialists at UMi.  Innovation Assessment support is available to potential spin-out companies and other commercialisation prospects from any of our partner universities. Support can be provided […]