Alderley Park




Our onsite Accelerator offers start-up and scale-up support to early stage and growing life science businesses on their journey to success. Powered by the UK’s largest bioscience incubator company, BioCity Group, the service brings together training, business support and investment under one roof.


Training and Business Support

The service is supported by an extensive network of entrepreneurs, key industry figures, and senior executives who can provide expert training and business support, including:

  • De-risking businesses

  • Developing an accelerated path to market

  • Raising investment

  • The latest tools for entrepreneurial excellence


Expert Network

Bringing together scientific and business expertise, the Expert Network provides companies with access to specialists specific to their business needs. These experts provide insight, mentoring and a ‘critical friend’ to young companies as they move through the business development pipeline. The Expert Network now has over 90 members, with many having worked at the highest level in global pharma organisations.




Do you have a life science business idea you wish to explore? The Pre-Accelerator is the perfect place to begin. Relevant for anyone with a business idea, from a graduate to industry specialist, the free two and a half day programme will introduce you to many of the tools, methodologies and approaches that will enable you to test and de-risk your business proposition.

For more information on the Pre-Accelerator Programme contact



A follow on from the Pre-Accelerator programme, this provides a combination of weekly workshops and 1-to-1 coaching to enable companies discover a profitable, scalable and repeatable 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.  

For more information on the Accelerator Programme contact


North of England Life Science Accelerator Programme

The North of England Life Science Accelerator (NELSA) is an integrated programme of support to help early stage life science projects determine the route to, and potential for, commercialisation. The programme includes tailored business support, access to experts, facilities and funding advice. NELSA brings together the following expertise: BioCity, Manchester Science Partnerships, N8 Partnership, Northern Health Science Alliance, Alderley Park Ventures and Catapult Ventures.

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Through one to one support, peer to peer learning and with expertise from external partners we have recently developed a scale-up programme to take your business to the next level. This programme is focused on established businesses with a significant growth potential by focusing on the following key areas:

  • Skills Training

  • Leadership Support

  • Access to Markets

  • Access to Finance

  • Raising Company Profile


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