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

The Accelerate@Babraham Start-ups Competition goes one step further, giving new companies the chance to win one of five spaces on the Accelerate programme for a three-month period from September 2018.

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 the stimulating and supportive environment and access to the community hub which includes office, meeting and social spaces.

In addition, finalists will receive:

  • £20k non-dilutive funding per venture
  • 1-2-1 mentoring from world-class technical and business experts
  • Access to the highly experienced life science, healthcare, business and investor networks
  • Access to the top quality programme, training and Demo Day – all run by practitioners expert in life science  and bio-innovation


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 (e.g. 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 Cambridge for the entire acceleration programme.

A passion for life science, healthcare and entrepreneurship is critical!

To find out more about this competition please visit the Babraham Research Campus website using the link provided on the right hand side. Alternatively, to contact a member of staff directly please use the contact information also provided  on the right hand side.