We have an investment fund of seed capital to help spin-outs validate business models and demonstrate value to investors.
Northern Accelerator will make a long lasting impact on the North East’s innovation ecosystem.
Alongside the creation of a venture capital fund for spin-out businesses from North East universities, our seed fund will allow spin-outs to demonstrate their value, supporting a pipeline of ambitious, globally scalable businesses.
We will announce further details about our seed fund and creation of a venture capital fund in autumn 2019.
“By translating world-leading and world-changing North East research into commercial opportunities, our universities not only ensure they make a real-world impact, but also boost the region’s knowledge economy, creating companies that deliver more and better jobs and kick-starting a much needed increase in regional private-sector research and development.”
Frequently asked questions
We will announce further details later in autumn 2019. In the meantime, please speak to the Northern Accelerator project lead at your own university.