Develop the real-world impact of your research

Innovators is a training course for academics at North East universities to develop the real-world impact of their research.

Northern Accelerator is pleased to offer a limited number of places on the next cohort of its prestigious training course, Innovators. Innovators gives researchers at partner universities the chance to develop the skills to make a real-world impact with their research. As part of a small multidisciplinary cohort, you’ll take part in a series of […]

AMLo Biosciences raises £2.45m to further develop early stage skin cancer test

AMLo Leadership Team

AMLo Biosciences Ltd (AMLo), an innovative medical device company spun out of Newcastle University specialising in the early detection of skin cancers, has secured significant further investment totalling £2.45m. At present all early stage melanomas are treated in a similar way, sometimes involving invasive surveillance diagnostics designed to identify the few high-risk melanomas at the […]

Visit us at VentureFest North East

We’re attending VentureFest North East on Wednesday 30 March 2022, alongside our partner universities and Orbit , Durham University’s Enterprise Zone.  Come and talk to us about Executives into Business and how you can get involved with supporting or driving a spin-out business from our region’s universities.  And hear about the full range of support we […]

Sphera announces close of £1.9 million funding round

Sphera team

Sphera, a Durham University spin-out helping the construction sector build a net-zero world, has announced the close of a £1.9 million funding round. By recycling what most deem unrecyclable, Sphera has created a carbon negative aggregate for concrete. Their building materials are tackling the colossal carbon footprint of traditional concrete, which makes up 8% of […]

Newcastle biotech spin-out raises £1.75m to accelerate technology launch

Image of Dr Martina Miotto of CellulaREvolution

Biotech technology disrupter CellulaREvolution, which aims to revolutionise the way cells are grown, has raised £1.75 million from a group of notable investors in a round led by Happiness Capital, including Allusion One, the first investment arm of Allusion. The investment will be used to accelerate research & development and strengthen their commercial team as […]

Northern Accelerator’s first spin-out secures further £425k investment

Professor Che Connon

Atelerix was spun out of Newcastle University in 2017 by three co-founders, Professor Che Connon, Dr Steve Swioklo and Dr Mick McLean. The conventional freezing and thawing of cells and tissues through cryogenics can be hugely damaging, and these cells often die or change their function in the process. To tackle this problem, Atelerix has […]

Development opportunity for North East academics

Innovators is a training course for academics at North East universities to develop the real-world impact of their research.

Northern Accelerator is pleased to offer a limited number of places on a prestigious training course for researchers to develop the skills to make a real-world impact with their research. As part of a small multidisciplinary cohort, you’ll take part in a series of online masterclasses to develop your skills and explore the potential future […]

Spin-out CEO appointed new chair of British Society for Research on Ageing

Portrait photo of Dr David Weinkove

The British Society for Research on Ageing (BSRA) has announced its new Chair, biology of ageing researcher and entrepreneur David Weinkove, Associate Professor of the Department of Biosciences at Durham University, and CEO of spin-out company Magnitude Biosciences Ltd. Dr Weinkove’s appointment comes in a booming era for ageing research, characterised by increasing investment in […]

Oral cancer drug developer LightOx joins Newcastle Helix

Councillor Joyce McCarty, cabinet member for Inclusive Economy at Newcastle City Council, Sam Whitehouse, Chief Executive, LightOx, Luke Dunnett, Property Business Manager at The Biosphere.

LightOx, a Durham University spin-out developing new oral cancer treatments has announced its move to The Biosphere in Newcastle’s city centre. This specialist lab facility is part of the Newcastle Helix development and home to an increasing cluster of life science and biotech companies. LightOx was established in Durham in 2016 and incubated in Durham […]

Call for company creators

Dr Moschos of Northumbria University with his breath collection device developed with Northern Accelerator funding

Our next round of pre-incorporation funding is now open for applications – helping academics from our partner universities take promising research outcomes closer to commercialisation. Applications must be submitted by 26th November 2021. We’ve already provided funding to 66 projects across our five universities, investing over £2.8million to allow them to progress the commercial potential […]