Life Changing Ideas. Game Changing Support.

Experience life as part of one of the most successful locations for life science start-ups in Europe. If you are an early-career entrepreneur with a sustainable business proposition based on great science and have the imagination, creativity, and resilience to succeed, Accelerate@Babraham is the place for you.


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5 Month Programme

Concentrated, intense, potentially life-changing

5 Life Science Start-ups

A competitive and rigorous selection process - only 5 will make it

Lab Space & Equipment

Access to free lab space and support to stress test your science

Expert Mentoring & Support

Challenge and be challenged by those that have been there and done it before

£10,000 Cash Prize

No strings attached non-dilutive funding, spend it wisely!

Today’s experts supporting tomorrow’s innovators

Founded and developed at the Babraham Research Campus, Accelerate@Babraham was created out of a desire to support and nurture early-stage life science ventures attempting to navigate this tough and fast-moving sector.

The initiative is personal - many of those involved in delivering the programme have been there themselves, many times. The experiences of this group of incredibly skilled life science experts and mentors, combined with the additional wrap-around support, is what sets Accelerate@Babraham apart.

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Start-up Story

Want to know what life as part of Accelerate@Babraham is really like? We sat down with our current cohort as well as catching up with Tim Newton, CEO, Reflection Therapeutics (Accelerate@Babraham alumnus) to understand just that. The resulting article and film will give you an insight into the value of the programme, the incredible team of partners and supporters that are involved in delivering it and the tangible successes achieved by our cohort companies.

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2021 Applications now Closed

Applications for the 2021/22 Accelerate@Babraham cohort are NOW CLOSED. Just five companies will make it through to the five-month bio-entrepreneurial programme, and each slot will be hotly contested via a rigorous competitive application and pitching process. Watch this space to find out who made it through to the 2021 cohort...!

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Strategic Partners

Accelerate@Babraham wouldn’t exist without the commitment and support of a superb group of strategic supporters, all of whom dedicate time, resource, and funds to ensure the initiative is continually able to evolve and adapt to deliver the very best nurturing support, not only to the current cohort but also the alumni.


Mentors & Experts

Over 60 individuals, all highly experienced in their respective fields, give their time freely in support of our next generation life science innovators. To date we’ve delivered over 130 bespoke training sessions, facilitated over 330 hours of round-table seminars and discussions, and made hundreds of personal introductions. Meet them here.

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Latest News & Insights

Since launching in 2018 we have supported 15 companies. To date, our alumni has raised a total investment of £12.5m and we proudly shout about their successes and achievements whenever and wherever we can!

Qkine and Enantis sign licensing deal to bring hyperstable FGF2-STAB® to the global stem cell community

Qkine and Enantis sign licensing deal to bring hyperstable FGF2-STAB® to the global stem cell community

Cambridge University spin-out, Qkine, and Enantis, a biotechnology spin-off company from Masaryk University, have concluded a licensing deal for Qkine to use Enantis’s patented FGF2-STAB® technology globally.

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Podcast: BioInnovation Spotlight @ LifeScience ORG

Podcast: BioInnovation Spotlight @ LifeScience ORG

Daniel Ives, CEO, Shift Biosciences, an Accelerate@Babraham portfolio company talks to Lifescience ORG’s David Kirk in the the latest BioInnovation Spotlight podcast - detailing the motivation behind his research and the age-related conditions it may help.

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The 25 Best Biotech Incubators Hatching Startup Stars in Europe

The 25 Best Biotech Incubators Hatching Startup Stars in Europe

Incubators can give biotech startups the boost they need to get off the ground. Accelerate@Babraham has made Labiotech's top 25 biotech incubators across Europe supporting the next generation of life science startups.

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