New investment routes for North East university spin-outs as Northern Accelerator partners with Northstar Ventures

A partnership of North East universities that is already delivering a step-change in the translation of world-class research into sustainable commercial enterprises is to launch a new seed investment fund for spin-out companies, through a novel partnership with venture capitalist, Northstar Ventures. Northern Accelerator is an innovative collaboration between Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities. […]

Northern Accelerator shortlisted in THE Awards 2019

Northern Accelerator has been shortlisted for Knowledge Exchange/Transfer Initiative of the Year in the Times Higher Education Awards 2019. These are the 15th annual THE Awards and are widely known as the “Oscars of higher education”. The winners will be announced at a celebration on Thursday 28 November. Northern Accelerator’s shortlisted entry reflects the tangible […]

Atelerix Consortium Awarded £267,000 Innovate UK Grant for collaboration with the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult and Rexgenero on Cell Therapy Stabilisation Technologies

Newcastle University spin-out Atelerix, pioneers in the storage and transport of cells at room temperature, has been awarded a grant of £267,000 from Innovate UK, the UK’s innovation agency, with collaborators Rexgenero and the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult. The grant will be used to develop gel stabilisation technologies, developed by Atelerix, with the first […]

Research to treat rare genetic diseases offers hope

A PROJECT to design drugs which have the potential to improve the quality of life for patients living with rare two genetic diseases has begun at the University of Sunderland. Symptoms of people suffering Cystinuria, which leads to painful kidney stones, or the rare Wilson’s Disease, a toxic build-up of copper in the liver and […]