Academics Get involved as an academic

If you work at Newcastle University, Durham University, the University of Sunderland or Northumbria University, Arrow can help you grow your network of collaborators and potential routes to impact.

Partner with dynamic regional businesses and play a part in driving innovation and boosting the local economy. An Arrow Innovation Associate will be available to handle the bulk of the project so demands on your time are focused and kept to a minimum.

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How we are funded

We are part-funded through the UK Shared Prosperity Fund which is a UK Government scheme that’s part of the Levelling Up agenda. The fund is providing £2.6 billion of funding for local investment by March 2025. The aim is to improve pride in place and increase life chances across the UK by investing in communities, supporting local business, people and skills.

North of Tyne Combined Authority and Durham County Council are the lead authorities in their respective areas, and are the funders for this programme.