Investing in our Future Founders

Have you got product, service or license opportunities in mind right now, or want to develop the commercial potential of your research in future?

Future Founders is a training offer from Northern Accelerator’s Ideas Impact Hub, specifically designed for academics from our partner universities to embrace enterprise opportunities from their research.

Find out more and apply for the next cohort by 15 October 2021.

Researchers from Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland and Teesside Universities can now apply. Many of our previous participants have gone on to take their research closer to commercialisation, with some already launching their own spin-out businesses.

You’ll be signing up to eight half-day sessions (online) which will build your entrepreneurial capability and accelerate your idea development.

The workshops, delivered by innovation and venturing specialists, Viadynamics, cover:
• Diagnosing opportunities and exploring the market
• Accelerating development and de-risking opportunities
• Business planning and business building
• Enterprise financing and fund-raising