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Find out more about Northern Accelerator and how we commercialise research from the North East’s world-class universities.

To access Northern Accelerator’s support, please visit the support pages of our website to find out how to apply. 

Please note that our support is for academics and spin-out businesses from our partner universities, as well as experienced business leaders who are interested in leading a spin-out from one of our universities. 


To find out more about Northern Accelerator, please get in touch with our project team:



Project Manager: Edwin Milligan
Email: northern.accelerator@durham.ac.uk


You’ll also find us on:
Twitter @northern_acc
LinkedIn: Linkedin.com/company/northern-accelerator

The project leads at each of our partner universities are:

Tim Hammond
Director Commercialisation & Economic Development,
Research and Innovation Services, 
Durham University

Rick McCordall
Head of Company Creation,
Newcastle University

Chelsea Brain
IP Commercialisation Manager , Research and Innovation Services,
Northumbria University

Nickola Gray
Strategic Projects and Funding Manager, Enterprise & Innovation, 
University of Sunderland

Omar Al-Janabi

Business Innovation Manager, Teesside University

James Kitson

Head of Commercialisation, University of York

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