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.
Applications open in January 2023, to find out more about next year’s programme or for an initial conversation, contact Kathryn Chapman, Director of Science and Entrepreneurship below.
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.
Want to know what life as part of Accelerate@Babraham is really like? We sat down with previous participants 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.
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.
Since launching in 2018 we have supported 20 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!
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