Book your ticket to the Innovate UK ICURe roadshow

Northern Accelerator is supporting the Innovate UK ICURe roadshow when it comes to York on 9 November. The in-person event will showcase the transformative potential of Innovate UK’s leading pre-accelerator programme and highlight why it’s such an important part of the journey for many of our university spinout businesses. Attendees will to dive into the […]

Search for North East spinout of the year

Innovation awards deadline 11 April

The North East Innovation Awards has opened applications with an expanded number of categories and Northern Accelerator is the official partner for the University Spinout of the Year award. Taking place as part of VentureFest North East on 10 May 2023, the Awards celebrate the outstanding innovations and transformative business practice taking place across the […]

Meeting the women behind the scenes on International Women’s Day

Lizzie Withington

Many Northern Accelerator spin-out companies have great women at their helm, including academic founders and CEOs who identify as female. On International Women’s Day 2021 we celebrated just a few of those, including Professor Ritu Kataky and Dr Martina Miotto.  This year, we’re shining a spotlight on some of the many women who drive Northern […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]