Our Funders

Northern Way

The Northern Way is a collaboration between the three Regional Development Agencies in the North of England: Yorkshire Forward, Northwest Regional Development Agency and One NorthEast. The Northern Way has a 20 year strategy to transform the economy of the North of England and to bridge the large gap in GDP between the North and South.

N8 Research Partnerships

N8 Research Partnerships is a partnership between eight research intensive universities in the North of England - Durham, Lancaster, Leeds, Liverpool, Manchester, Newcastle, Sheffield and York. The N8 universities undertake more than £720m of research and employ over 8,200 academic staff. N8 is the largest 'research pooling' partnership ever undertaken in the UK and represents a unique combination of complementary research strengths and capacity which is of proven world-leading quality. N8's aim is to maximise the impact of its research capabilities on the reputational and economic standing of the North and the UK.