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Northern Accelerator

Northern Accelerator is a collaboration between six North East universities; Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland, Teesside and York; to commercialise research and boost the region’s economy.

The project involves numerous support elements to drive commercialisation of research to help address regional imbalance and strengthen the North East knowledge economy.

Northern Accelerator was established after receiving £4.9m in government funding – an award from the Connecting Capability Fund, made by Research England and announced by the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

The project includes elements of enterprise training for academics, technical development (feasibility/ proof-of-concept) support, a network of entrepreneurs embedded in the earliest stages of spin-out companies and establishment of a North East venture capital fund to support research-based spin-out companies in the region into the future.

For more information and to find out how you can be involved, visit the Northern Accelerator website.

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