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Company Creation

There are opportunities for investment, partnership and leadership roles with the new companies we create each year.

Our Company Creation supports and facilitates the creation of high-tech, innovative companies. We identify and "spin out" commercial and not-for-profit activities from our world class research.

You might be interested in investing or partnering with one of our companies. Or you might want to join as an experienced executive who can support a company's growth. If you are an investor, an advisor or an academic and are interested in working with us and our portfolio of companies, please get in touch 

Spin out companies

We have an excellent track record for producing spin-out companies from applied research and play a significant role in the development of new products and services.

Our Spin out companies also contribute to the development and vitality of the region through new jobs and revenue creation. 

Infographic about Newcastle University Company Creation.

Executives into Business

To enable our deep tech and innovative spin-out companies to grow and maximise their success we ensure they are supported by a strong management team. This may involve recruiting executives with a high level of business acumen, and experience in scaling up businesses, to enable our spin outs to reach their full potential.

We offer renumeration and equity to attract ambitious, experienced, and well-networked business executives and management teams to early-stage ventures. To reflect the sectors in which we are currently developing spin outs we are particularly looking for executives with experience in deep tech life sciences and engineering.

If you believe you have the skills and experience to lead a spin-out business, or want to find out more, get in touch.  

Northern Accelerator

We are founding members of the Northern Accelerator programme, a collaboration between the universities in the north-east of England. It is a programme that has accelerated the commercialisation of innovation to boost our region’s economy, making a real-world impact from world-leading research.

Our list of current spin outs include the following:

Our Team

We have extensive, hands-on experience of creating and successfully managing new businesses.

The team consists of Rick McCordall, Head of Company Creation, Lizzie Withington, Company Creation Manager and David Huntley, Company Creation Commercial Advisor.  If you would like to discuss any business opportunities with the team please contact Jill Moffatour Project Support Officer/PA.