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 2021 ARE NOW CLOSED - THANK YOU TO ALL WHO APPLIED, WE'LL BE IN TOUCH WITH YOU SOON!

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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.

Expertise

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!

Winners of Accelerate@Babraham competition announced

Winners of Accelerate@Babraham competition announced

Five promising early-stage life science ventures are beginning the next steps of their entrepreneurial adventure at one of the most successful locations for life science start-ups in Europe, the Babraham Research Campus, Cambridge.

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CC Bio aims to improve health of millions of women and cystic fibrosis patients with microbiome editing technology

CC Bio aims to improve health of millions of women and cystic fibrosis patients with microbiome editing technology

The lives of millions of women around the world could be improved by extraordinary microbiome editing technology pioneered by synthetic biology start-up CC Bio.

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Qkine earns ISO9001: 2015 certification for protein R&D and manufacture facilities

Qkine earns ISO9001: 2015 certification for protein R&D and manufacture facilities

Qkine is delighted to achieve ISO9001: 2015 certification, an internationally recognised standard that confirms its commitment to exceptional product quality, customer service and scientific support.

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