Seed fund2019-11-26T11:01:43+00:00

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.”

Roy Sandbach OBE, Chair of Northern Accelerator’s Strategic Advisory Board

Frequently asked questions

How can I find out more about the Northern Accelerator seed fund?2019-09-26T11:40:45+01:00

We will announce further details later in autumn 2019. In the meantime, please speak to the Northern Accelerator project lead at your own university.