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Part of Northern Accelerator’s legacy will be a dedicated venture capital fund for North East university spin-outs.

With a pipeline of credible investment opportunities and a vibrant community of Northern Accelerator businesses, we’re determined to make a long lasting impact on the North East’s innovation ecosystem.

As well as managing our seed investment fund, Northstar Ventures is beginning the creation and management of a Northern Universities Investment Fund – a dedicated venture capital fund for spin-out businesses from North East universities.

We’re currently in the early stages of development and will announce more information over the coming months.

“Northern Accelerator is a game-changer for the north east economy, a vital contribution to delivering the regional strategic economic plans and a national exemplar”

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

Frequently asked questions

Why is Northern Accelerator setting up a venture capital fund?2019-08-09T12:26:15+01:00

We’re already delivering a step-change in the translation of world-class research into sustainable commercial enterprises and we want to ensure we make a long-lasting impact on the region’s innovation ecosystem.
Our partners have a strong pedigree of spin-out businesses including Kromek, Applied Graphene Materials, and more recent ventures such as Advanced Electric Machines and AMLo Bioscience. With an exciting research pipeline that is generating a series of investible opportunities which will go on to create real-world impact, the raising of such a fund will further strengthen the innovation infrastructure.