MTSC Cohort Three Venture AcceleratorCreate real world impact from your research and turn your idea into a commercial reality

Applications open

Apply now for our eight-month Venture Accelerator Programme to gain access to expert business mentoring and entrepreneurial training with funding allowances for prototyping / consumables, facilities access, travel and your salary.

The programme is open to all early career researchers, post-docs and PhD candidates with a medtech innovation in the lab at one of our partner institutions who want to realise the commercial potential of their technology and develop entrepreneurial skills.

Early Career Researchers will receive

  • Consumable allowance (amount TBC)
  • Travel allowance (amount TBC)
  • Entrepreneurship training
  • Business mentoring
  • Access to incubator / accelerator facilities
  • Access to industry networks
  • Salary replacement

Principal Investigators will receive

  • Opportunity to fast-track commercialisation of research
  • Consumables allowance for prototype development
  • Salary replacement for ECRs released onto the programme (TBC)

How to Apply

  • Submit a completed application by Sunday, 11:59pm BST 21 July 2019
  • Shortlisted applicants will be invited to a panel interview (13, 14, 15 August 2019)
  • Invite to join the programme week of 26 August 2019
  • Start Programme (Monday 21 October 2019)


  • Open to ECRs currently in the lab from partner institutions (Post-docs & PhD candidates)
  • You will already be working on a medical device, diagnostic or eHealth solution or idea you wish to commercially develop
  • You must have support from your P.I. to be on the programme

Find out more about the programme and hear more from the first cohort