“This new accelerator programme is a brilliant opportunity to turn your engineering biology idea into a company.  It is open to entrepreneurial candidates with innovative ideas that use engineering biology to help solve global problems. “
Cheryl Scott, Industry and Innovation Lead

The programme is funded through the £250 million UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Technology Missions Fund. It has been designed to support engineering biology researchers who wish to launch a company, or whose existing start-up is in the very early-stages.

Areas covered include:

  • protecting the environment
  • advancing healthcare
  • improving quality of life.

What’s on offer?

The programme is full-time for nine weeks and comes with:

  • Access to expert training, mentoring and support throughout the accelerator programme from both our project team and highly experienced delivery partners.
  • £20K pro rata support throughout the programme (£3.9K)
  • Additional travel & hotel budget for required in-person days
  • Discretionary budget for additional training or support services up to £500
  • Opportunity to apply for £50-60K of equity-free feasibility funding* at the end of the accelerator

*Candidates must have a UK-registered company by the end of the programme to be eligible for feasibility funding. The de minimis award is subject to minimum financial assistance rules.

Further information