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.

The 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’ will be delivered in partnership with a specialist provider and focuses on the knowledge, understanding and commercial skills academics need to establish successful spin-out enterprises.

Find out more about ‘Innovators’ with ACTION for Impact here and apply for our next course by 10 January 2020.

We’ll be releasing more information about ‘Future Founders’ soon. In the meantime to register your interest, please email northern.accelerator@durham.ac.uk

“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