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 […]

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 […]