The Alderley Park Accelerator offers start-up and scale-up support to early stage and growing life science businesses on their journey to success. Powered by the BioCity Group, the service brings together training, business support and access to investment under one roof.

The Accelerator team run a variety of tailored programmes to help your ideas and company flourish.




Are you looking to create a business from your ideas? If you have a life science or healthcare business idea you wish to pursue, then this programme is the perfect place to start. Apply and gain momentum and guidance on your next steps.

The programme is suitable for individuals and teams with just a spark of idea, start ups, companies looking to launch new innovations

The Accelerator programme comprises a 2 ½ day pre-accelerator and the follow-on 8 week Accelerator programme for best performing pre-accelerator graduates selected in a competitive process.



This free two-and-a-half-day workshop will introduce you to many of the tools, methodologies and approaches that will enable you to design, test and de-risk your business model hypotheses.

Our next pre-accelerator programme runs 16th-18th September.



A follow on from the Pre-Accelerator, this 8 week accelerator programme provides a combination of weekly onsite workshops and 1-to-1 coaching to enable companies discover a profitable, scalable and sustainable business model. Based around the Lean Startup methodology, the Accelerator Programme uses a set of highly effective tools and processes specifically tailored to the life sciences industry. Participants are expected to spend significant time “outside the building”, validating their assumptions and testing their hypothesis by engaging with customers.

Participants will be supported by mentors, introduced to potential investors and have the opportunity to work with the Alderley Park Expert Network over over 200 members. 



This programme is focused on established businesses with a significant growth potential. It is designed to take your business to the next level by focusing on the following key areas:

  • Skills Training

  • Leadership Support

  • Access to Markets

  • Access to Finance

  • Raising Company Profile



The Accelerator provides dedicated, tailored support for companies based at Alderley Park dependent on the maturity of your business delivered through one-to-one support, onsite training  and business support.


Want to find out more? Get in touch and join us today.

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