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6 March, 2019 - 12:09 By Kate Sweeney

Applications open for Accelerate@Babraham life science startup competition

Life science startups are invited to apply for the opportunity to win access to the Babraham Research Campus bio-incubator facilities, plus an extended programme of support and mentoring.

Accelerate@Babraham supports the development of early-stage science concepts and the creation of new life science companies through access to equipped communal laboratories on short-term agreements, as well as guidance from mentors and introductions to investors. 

The annual Accelerate@Babraham competition gives up to five ventures the opportunity to win access to these facilities and, in addition, take part in a fast-paced programme of support, led by a hand-picked group of experienced academic and commercial life science experts.

Building on the success of the 2018 competition, the Accelerate@Babraham 2019 cohort will benefit from an enhanced programme – extended from three months to five – running from September 2019 until the end of February 2020. 

Successful ventures will be ‘on-boarded’ over the summer. The programme, which will include bespoke training sessions, workshops and tailored mentoring will be run by practitioners expert in life science and bio-innovation. 

In addition to the programme, the five successful winners will gain access to Accelerate@Babraham’s bio-incubator facilities, including communal equipped laboratory space, flexible workspace within the Babraham Research Campus’ stimulating and supportive environment and access to its community hub which includes office, meeting and social spaces.

Being part of the Accelerate@Babraham programme will also give the five successful ventures access, and personal introductions, to the Babraham Research Campus’ highly experienced life science, healthcare, business and investor networks. 

Accelerate@Babraham complements the Babraham Research Campus’ ongoing support of the Cambridge life science cluster through the provision of access to the campus community and infrastructure without the need to be an established occupier on site.

Ventures wishing to apply to take part in Accelerate@Babraham’s 2019 Start-up Competition, should complete the online competition application for by midnight on April 22.

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