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.
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:
Applications for StartUP@Babraham 2020 open from 1st March.
Shortlisted applicants will be notified by 7th May and will be invited to pitch at the Babraham Investor Conference on 20th May where a judging panel of business leaders will choose up to five finalists.
To apply please click here.
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!
Jane Osbourn is VP R&D at AstraZeneca (formerly MedImmune) with in depth experience of biologics drug discovery and development. She is also Chair of the BioIndustry Association (BIA), the UK trade association for innovative biotech companies.
Olivia joined SV Health Investors in August 2018 as Principal in the Biotechnology team based in London.
Dr. Vishal Gulati is a venture partner at Draper Esprit a leading European venture capital firm. His investment interests include healthtech, omics and synthetic biology.
Derek is Chief Executive of Babraham Bioscience Technologies, the company which manages and develops the Babraham Research Campus.
Maina joined Sofinnova Partners in January 2018. Maina has a long track record as a successful healthcare investor. Prior to joining, she was Director of Healthcare Investment at Touchstone Innovations (formerly Imperial Innovations) in London (UK) since 2006.
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