When will the next cohort be?

There are 4 Cohorts across 3 years, cohorts are expected to begin every 8 months. Find out more here.

Can I apply for more than one cohort?

Making multiple applications will not negatively impact the assessment of your application.

I am interested in partnering and/or collaborating with the MedTech SuperConnector

We always welcome new partnerships and collaborators. Please email us at mtsc@imperial.ac.uk for a more detailed discussion.

How do I become a mentor?

Please email us at mtsc@imperial.ac.uk if you would like to find out more about our mentoring programme.

Accelerator Programmes - What is the time commitment?

The Venture Accelerator is an 8 month full time programme offering a salary replacement for ECRs released onto the programme. Our Challenge Accelerator is a 6 month part-time programme with an expected minimum commitment of 15 hours per week – but like any accelerator programme, startup or venture, the more you put in the more you get out.

Accelerator Programmes - Will current PhD students be eligible to apply as ECRs?

PhD students are eligible subject to the following conditions – your supervisor would be happy for you to interrupt your PhD, interrupting your PhD will not negatively impact on your PhD, your PhD is not funded in a way that would be jeopardised if you were to interrupt your PhD.

Accelerator Programmes - Will the PI automatically be the PhD student's existing supervisor?

The PI will not necessarily be the existing PhD supervisor.

Accelerator Programmes - Who owns the IP?

MedTech SuperConnector does not take IP. The IP ownership will reside within the respective HEI(s) associated with the participant(s).

Accelerator Programmes - Can I bring in technical experts as subcontractors or personnel?

The main purpose of the funding is to enable teams to work on their projects directly. Any external advice or consultancy should be kept to a minimum.

Accelerator Programmes - How can I apply?

We are now accepting applications for our Venture Accelerator programme. Please apply here –  http://medtechsuperconnector.com/apply/

Cohort Three Venture Accelerator Programme - When is the deadline for applications?

11:59pm BST Sunday 21 July 2019. Unfortunately, we are unable to accept late applications.

Cohort Three Venture Accelerator Programme - When are the panel interviews?

Panel interviews have been scheduled for the 13, 14, 15 August 2019

Cohort Three Venture Accelerator Programme - I am unable to attend the panel interview

In the first instance, we can accommodate for video conferencing facilities. There is a possibility that we can arrange for an alternative date, but we cannot guarantee that there will still be places available on the Cohort following the scheduled interview dates.

Cohort Three Venture Accelerator Programme - I am unable to attend the entrepreneurial boot camp

The upfront entrepreneurial training and onboarding bootcamp is an essential part of the programme. Exemption will only be given under extenuating circumstances.

Cohort Three Venture Accelerator Programme - What is the Salary Replacement Scheme?

We are offering a Salary replacement for ECRs released onto the programme. Final replacement amounts will be decided at the offer stage.