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

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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

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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

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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 […]

Durham spin-out announced as finalist in Earthshot Prize Awards

LCM team

Durham University spin-out, Low Carbon Materials (LCM), has been named as one of three international finalists in the Fix Our Climate category, in the world’s most prestigious environmental prize, The Earthshot Prize, 2022. All 15 Earthshot Prize finalists announced by HRH Prince William today, 4 November, are recognised as an accomplished group of entrepreneurs and […]

Magnitude Biosciences appoints new CEO

Fozia Saleem

Magnitude Biosciences Limited, a Durham University spin-out based at NETPark in Sedgefield, has appointed a new CEO, Fozia Saleem. Magnitude Biosciences is one of the world’s leading commercial providers of services for determining the effects of compounds on ageing, longevity, neurodegeneration and reproductive health. The company spun out of Durham University in 2018 with support […]

Breathing new life into disease diagnosis

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PulmoBioMed’s PBM-HALE™ New research shows 100 per cent effectiveness of an innovative breath sampling device developed by Northumbria University medtech spinout, PulmoBioMed. PBM-HALE™ is a game-changing device that could revolutionise diagnosis of a range of diseases, including COVID-19. The hand-held aerosol collecting device allows sampling of the lung in a non-invasive way – by patients […]

In the press: North East Times speaks to three promising spin-outs

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North East Times magazine’s September issue shines a light on three of Northern Accelerator’s latest spin-out companies from Newcastle and Durham Universities. Skin Life Analytics, ESP Diagnostics and Respiratone were supported by Northern Accelerator to spin-out of the region’s universities recently, utilising our Executives into Business programme and other support to ensure the best chance […]

Northern Accelerator funding backs project to recycle CO2

Suez and Northumbria team

Carbon dioxide and water could be recycled into renewable future fuels under a system developed by experts at Northumbria University. A £50,000 award from Northern Accelerator’s pre-incorporation funding will further a collaboration between Northumbria University and SUEZ recycling and recovery. The project aims to create a safe and sustainable pipeline of carbon-based fuels made from […]