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11:25 am - 11:55 am

Creating real-world impact through Collaboration and Investment

In this session we’ll run through the fundamental aims and strategy aligned to the Northern Accelerator outlining why and how this exciting collaboration between the North East’s universities will create real-world impact. We’ll look at plans to develop world-leading research, commercialise innovation and boost the region’s economy highlighting the support available for university spin outs as well as how investors and ecosystem stakeholders can support the development of the Northern Accelerator.

Our speakers on this panel are: 

  • Chair – Jen Hartley – Director at Invest Newcastle
  • Tim Hammond – Director at The Northern Accelerator
  • Alex Buchan – Investment Director at Northstar Ventures
  • Rick McCordall – Head of Company Creation at Newcastle University
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