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Northern Accelerator

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

The project focuses on four key areas of regional strength – advanced manufacturing, the chemicals and process sector, life sciences and healthcare and digital.

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, Proof-of-Concept support, a network of entrepreneurs embedded in the earliest stages of spin-out companies and establishment of a North East University Investment Fund (NEUIF) 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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