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Networking & Mentoring

City Technology Office

Date 9 Nov 2006
City Technology Office

The Networking & Mentoring Programme is an exciting regional programme running in partnership with Newcastle, Durham and Northumbria universities to create opportunities for post-doc researchers, PhD students and alumni to be successful in business.

In a recent focus group with Professor Max Robinson (Durham University), feedback from a number of post-doc researchers identified barriers between research and business. This programme seeks to draw on the existing networks of start-up business support in the region to bridge these gaps.

The Programme

As an individual, you can access monthly networking events at which you can hear from the most inspirational post-doc entrepreneurs in our region with a real 'been there, done that' approach, as well as from the regions top legal, financial, marketing, property and business support experts who will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Two key features of this networking opportunity are the offer of a limited number of mentoring assignments by business people to work with the most promising ideas, and an online community to support your journey and help you identify the steps to move from science/technology research towards a commercial, business-focused future.

This programme has been designed by you, for you. We look forward to meeting you in the very near future.

To find out more about the programme or the focus group findings, please email Carol Armstrong or call her on 0191 211 1980.

Previous Events

To be confirmed.


We would like to direct post-doc researchers and entrepreneurs to a specialist forum area, in which they can access like-minded people, build a community and ask questions to be answered by delivery partners, mentors, professional intermediaries, technology businesses, event speakers and other post-docs.

Visit the CTO forum to ask the questions you have previously not had the opportunity to ask.