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.

Applications for the 2023 programme are now CLOSED.

3 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

10 months 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 in 2018, 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, a unique framework to measure progress and our location, 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 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.

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Applications are now CLOSED

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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 20 companies. To date, our alumni has raised a total investment of £46.1m and we proudly shout about their successes and achievements whenever and wherever we can!

Accelerate@Babraham programme culminates in final pitching event

Accelerate@Babraham programme culminates in final pitching event

The cohort of 2023 present findings and next steps to an invited audience at the Babraham Research Campus.

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Latest Accelerate@Babraham cohort take their places on campus

Latest Accelerate@Babraham cohort take their places on campus

Babraham Research Campus has welcomed six new ventures to its Accelerate@Babraham 2023 programme.

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BioMed Realty and Babraham Research Campus Announce Full Letting of Newest Life Science Development on Campus

BioMed Realty and Babraham Research Campus Announce Full Letting of Newest Life Science Development on Campus

Mosaic Therapeutics, an oncology therapeutics company and alumni of Accelerate@Babraham, has agreed to take ~6,800 square feet in the newest building on Babraham Research Campus.

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