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StartUP@Babraham Competition 2020

**PLEASE NOTE APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED**

The Accelerate@Babraham concept complements our 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. 

Now in it's third year, the Accelerate@Babraham Start-ups Competition (StartUP@Babraham) goes one step further, giving new companies the chance to win one of five spaces on the Accelerate programme for a five-month period from September.

NEW PRIZE RECENTLY ANNOUNCED: AstraZeneca is offering the five successful StartUP@Babraham competition finalists the opportunity to pitch their businesses to an exclusive group of high-profile life sciences experts and investors at the AstraZeneca Exchange Event. The venture with the most compelling pitch will receive a £10,000 cash prize, donated by CMS Ventures, an early stage life sciences and biotech investor based in Cambridge. Due to the current Covid-19 pandemic, the date of the event is to be confirmed. More details will follow in due course!

THE PRIZE

Up to five competition finalists will win access to Accelerate@Babraham’s bio-incubator facilities, including communal equipped laboratory space, flexible workspace within our stimulating and supportive environment and access to our community hub which includes office, meeting and social spaces. In addition, finalists will receive: 

  • Invitation to the AstraZeneca Exchange Event, with the opportunity to win £10,000.
  • Up to £10K non-dilutive funding per venture.
  • 1-2-1 mentoring from world-class technical and business experts.
  • Access to our highly experienced life science, healthcare, business and investor networks.
  • Access to our top quality programme and training – all run by practitioners expert in life science and bioinnovation.

HOW TO APPLY

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW CLOSED!

Applications for StartUP@Babraham 2020 opened on March 1st and given the current situation we have decided to extend the deadline for applications to June 30th.

Shortlisted applicants will be notified in early July and will be invited to pitch to our judging panel of business leaders via video or conference call on July 22nd. Having spoken to all shortlisted applicants the judges will choose up to five winning finalists to be accepted onto the programme.

To apply please click the button below.

Apply here

ELIGIBILITY

The competition is open to early stage start-ups (who are yet to raise their first £1m funding/investment) with a life science sector focus, eg: therapeutics, synthetic biology, life science tools & technologies, diagnostics or any transformative healthcare solutions. Applicants must be a team of at least two members and available to move to Cambridge (UK) for the entire acceleration programme. A passion for life science, healthcare and entrepreneurship is critical! 

 

Competition Timeline

INTRODUCING OUR STRATEGIC PARTNERS

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Judges 2020

Contact us

BABRAHAM RESEARCH
CAMPUS

(+44) 1223 496 000
info@babraham.co.uk

Babraham Bioscience Technologies Ltd
Babraham Research Campus
Cambridge
CB22 3AT, United Kingdom

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