Northern Accelerator support includes

Ideas Impact Hub
We encourage academics to embrace opportunities for enterprise – providing training to help recognise and exploit intellectual property

Pre-incorporation funds
We offer funding for academics to take high-quality research projects closer to commercialisation

Innovation assessment
We offer a detailed business-readiness diagnostic of commercial opportunities, providing robust external due-diligence

Executives into business
We have a pool of experienced and talented business executives to match to opportunities to lead university spin-outs

Seed fund
We have an investment fund of seed capital to help spin-outs validate business models and demonstrate value to investors

Venture capital fund
Northern Accelerator will create a sustainable change in the innovation environment through an ongoing venture fund for university spin-outs