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Enterprise Academy

The Enterprise Academy

Increasingly, we are expected to create impact from the public funding that we receive. ​The Enterprise Academy exists to act as bridge between academia, businesses and social enterprises, helping to increase the reach and impact of the University's innovative endeavours both regionally, nationally and internationally.

Impact can take a number of different forms, including economic, health, social and environmental.  Often, impact comes from working with business and may result in a new product or service or bring about a socioeconomic or environmental benefit.

We have a professional Business Development and Enterprise team in place to direct our work with business and our case studies show just some of our successes.

From Newcastle. For Business.

The Enterprise Academy will provide training for colleagues around:

  • how to engage with commercial enterprises
  • different routes to commercialisation
  • understanding market forces
  • consulting/collaborating with business

We organise seminars and networking events, giving colleagues and industrialists the chance to network and exchange experiences in an informal setting. 

Next Talk: Accelerating Drug Discovery with the Medicines Discovery Catapult

Alexander Henzing, Head of Business Development, Medicines Discovery Catapult
12pm - 1pm, Thursday 29 July
FREE Online Talk + Q&A

Find out about opportunities for academics and industry researchers to work with the Medicines Discovery Catapult in this talk from their Head of Business Development, Alexander Henzing, who will showcase some of the innovative technologies they have available.

Find out how the MDC is enabling the drug development community to reshape medicines discovery in the UK. The can provide extensive experience in industrial medicines discovery and informatics combined with access to innovative technologies, platforms, and outsourced, multiparty R&D.

Through promoting a collaborative culture and work with the community to understand project needs and challenges the MDC can identify and help develop innovative technology and new approaches for medicines discovery that can accelerate project progression and enhance success.

When you book onto the talk you will also receive an invitation to book a short one to one session with the MDC to discuss drug discovery projects that you may have, and potential opportunities for working together.

The MDC is part of a network of Catapults, established by Innovate UK to support UK innovation. They are a government funded, not for profit organisation.