Funding boost at Northumbria to speed up disease diagnosis

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A Northumbria University academic has been awarded almost half a million pounds to develop a new process for sorting micro-nano particles which could improve cancer diagnosis and treatment. Dr Prashant Agrawal has been awarded a New Investigator grant of £470,000 by the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) to research a new technique for […]

Spinning Out: North East spinout community at the Catalyst

It was a day of networking, showcasing, visiting, seeing and believing, when almost 100 representatives from the North East’s vibrant research commercialisation community came together at Newcastle Helix’s Catalyst Building. In an impressive and appropriate venue, with many spinout businesses now based at Newcastle’s Helix site, the invite-only gathering included academic spinout founders, business leaders, […]

Magnitude Biosciences awarded £250,000 grant to continue pioneering work

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Magnitude Biosciences Limited, a Durham University spin-out and specialist provider of C. elegans research services to the longevity, nutraceuticals, and pharmaceutical industries based in the North East of England, has been awarded a Future Economy Investor Partnerships grant of nearly £250,000 by Innovate UK. The grant will be matched by an investment from the North […]

New portable system produces drinking water from air and sunlight

Solar2Water team stand with their prototype device at Northumbria University

Scientists at Northumbria University have developed a sustainable solution for clean drinking water, that can be deployed to rural communities and set up easily without scientific know-how. According to the United Nations, one in three people worldwide still live without access to safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene services, a problem which is only worsening […]

Development opportunities for researchers

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

Applications are invited for two prestigious training courses from Northern Accelerator, the multi-university partnership that has transformed research commercialisation in North East England. Whether you’re an academic in the early stages of your career and want to develop the skills to make a real-world impact with your research, or you’re ready to embark on commercialisation […]

Innovating together – report highlights £2.2bn contribution to economy

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Northern Accelerator has been cited as a core project in a new report highlighting the regional impact made by universities across the North East. Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside Universities have launched the Innovating Together – Universities in the North East (InTUNE) report, showcasing the contribution of the five universities to the innovation and […]

Northern Accelerator proud to be featured in showcase of BBSRC impacts 2022

Durham University and BBSRC logo

A number of Northern Accelerator projects and spinouts from Newcastle and Durham Universities are featured in the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council’s (BBSRC) collection of stories highlighting the research council’s impacts in 2022. The showcase features a range of projects that formed part of BBSRC’s £438million investment in world-class bioscience. The research council’s role […]

Investors gather in London to hear about North East’s £30 billion investment opportunity

Image of Sage Gateshead to promote Knowledge North East event

Thursday saw Northstar Ventures, in partnership with Northern Accelerator, host a breakfast event in London to showcase the next decade’s £30 billion of investable opportunities in the North East of England. Working alongside NewcastleGateshead Initiative (NGI) and key partners, the event allowed the region to profile its strengths collectively, in a bid to secure private […]

Magnitude Biosciences secures £500k investment to accelerate business growth

Magnitude Biosciences scientist

Magnitude Magnitude Biosciences Limited has closed a fourth round of investment to accelerate the scaling of its business. The Durham University spin-out specialises in providing C. elegans research services to the longevity, nutraceuticals and pharmaceutical industries. The investment has been made in response to rapidly growing customer demand for Magnitude Biosciences’ services. The new funding […]

More life-changing businesses in the pipeline as York joins Northern Accelerator

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More high-value research and development jobs will be created in the North as the University of York joins Northern Accelerator. The partnership, now consisting of six Northern universities, has already transformed the commercialisation of research across the North East of England. And now York is set to benefit from the programme that supports academics to […]