Laura Partridge

N8 Research Partnership

Laura Partridge – Biography

Through her work with the N8 Research Partnership, a consortium of eight of the North’s research-intensive universities, Laura works to connect the research and innovation community with key industry sectors. She’s extremely knowledgeable about the local startup and creative scenes, and believes that the digital and tech sectors can play a pivotal part in the region’s development.

Areas of expertise

  • Academic research and development
  • Universities’ place in regional development
  • Startup culture and digital creativity
  • Northern Powerhouse policy and local economic growth


  • The North

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