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Northern Accelerator LogoBy connecting academics with business leaders and providing funding and business support, we’ve transformed the rate that world-leading research is translated into commercial opportunities, forming sustainable businesses and creating more and better jobs



Northern Accelerator Partners and Funders

University Partners

Durham, Newcastle, Northumbria, Sunderland and Teesside universities are working together to make a step-change in delivering research to the marketplace. We’re developing our academics’ entrepreneurial skills and funding proof of concept projects. We also match experienced business leaders with academic founders to ensure our spin-outs have the best chance of success with a strong management team from the outset. 

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Our Funders

Northern Accelerator was established with funding from Research England and the European Regional Development Fund, and is supported by local business and government.

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Our Case Studies

North-East England’s universities have a strong track record in business and industry, turning research into commercial opportunities that create jobs and generate income for the region’s economy.

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Enquiries about Northern Accelerator should be sent via the email below.

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Tel: +44 (0) 191 334 2000