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Northern Accelerator is a partnership between five world-class universities in North East England. Northern Accelerator partners are committed to working together to make a long lasting step-change in the region’s innovation ecosystem.

Durham University is a globally outstanding centre of teaching and research excellence, a collegiate community of extraordinary people, in a unique and historic setting.  Durham conducts boundary breaking research which improves lives across the world. Durham has a strong track record in collaboration with industry, commercialisation of research and creation of spin-out companies.

Newcastle University secured over £109m in research funding in 2017-18. Newcastle’s vision is to be a world-leading university, advancing knowledge, providing creative solutions and solving global problems. Newcastle are world class at many things, but particularly recognised for expertise in: ageing and health; data; energy; cities; and culture and the creative arts.

Northumbria University is a research-rich, business-focused, professional university with a global reputation for academic quality. Northumbria have an impressive track record of collaborating with like-minded international research, education and business partners creating successful, multidisciplinary research projects that make an impact nationally and internationally.

Researchers at the University of Sunderland have been working to improve society for almost 100 years – from the early days of pharmacy to the support for heavy industry at its height, through to today’s new sciences and advanced technologies. Sunderland’s research is relevant and responsive; inclusive and collaborative.