Whether you want to develop your awareness of innovation and enterprise, or want the know-how to commercialise your research, our Ideas Impact Hub has something to offer.

Our Ideas Impact Hub encourages academics to embrace opportunities for enterprise, providing training to help recognise and exploit intellectual property and realise real-world impact from research.

Two levels of training are on offer, alongside a resource hub to provide further support and information.

‘Innovators’ is delivered in partnership with ACTION for Impact, an established programme of support developed by Newcastle University and now available to academics across all Northern Accelerator universities. ACTION for Impact offers innovation, enterprise and impact training to help academics realise real-world impact from their research.

‘Future founders’ is delivered in partnership with innovation and venturing specialists, Viadynamics, and focuses on the knowledge, understanding and commercial skills academics need to establish successful spin-out enterprises or licensing opportunities.

We are currently revising our Ideas Impact Hub training programmes so that our researchers can continue to benefit from them in an online format. We will announce dates and information as soon as they are available. 

Find out more about Innovators with ACTION for Impact here 

Find out more about Future Founders here 

“I learned a lot about myself and the limitations that I put on myself. The exercises created awareness and helped us to approach things in different ways and to recognise this.”
Early Career Researcher, Newcastle University – Action for Impact attendee