Applications Open –

Accelerator Programme

Applications now open (closing 11:59pm 20 March 2022)

Programme 2022 – overview

Are you developing a technology with applications in healthcare?

Applications open

(closing 11:59pm 20 March 2022)

MedTech SuperConnector is now accepting applications for its next cohort of postdoctoral researchers and postgraduate students from all disciplines developing medical technologies from its eight partner institutions to join its accelerator programme.

The accelerator programme is a six-month learning journey providing participants with entrepreneurship training, masterclasses and access to domain expertise along with project funding (up to £45,000 accessible over 12-months). Eligible applicants will also be able to apply for the salary replacement scheme (part-time) covering the six-month accelerator programme learning journey to take time away from the lab and develop their medical technologies into business ventures (up to £25,000 including on costs). The accelerator learning content is part-time but participation in the programme is a full-time commitment!

What you’ll receive

Early Career Researchers

  • Access to a consumable & travel allowance for 12-months (up to £45,000)
  • Entrepreneurship training
  • Business coaching
  • Access to incubator / accelerator facilities
  • Access to industry networks
  • Eligible applicants may apply for a six-month part-time salary replacement (up to £25,000 including on costs)

Principal Investigators

  • Opportunity to demonstrate the impact of research
  • Fast-track commercialisation
  • More commercially aware postdocs and students
  • Access to a consumables allowance for prototype development for 12 months(up to £45,000)
  • Part-time salary replacement for researchers released onto the programme (up to £25,000 including on costs).

Programme Information Session

Want to find out more about the application process? Not sure if the programme is for you? Sign up for our one of our virtual information sessions on either Wednesday 12:30pm-1:30pm 23 February 2022 or Wednesday 4:30pm – 5:30pm 16 March 2022.

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How the programme works

Starting with a three-day bootcamp participants will learn the basics of entrepreneurship, venture building and will have begun the process of mapping their path to commercialisation. Over the next six-months participants will be taken through a series of masterclass covering topics such as regulatory advice, health economics and intellectual property rights along with 1-2-1 business coaching & access to domain expertise. By the end of the programme participants can expect to have a greater understanding of:

  • Key startup methodologies e.g. Lean Startup, Business Model Canvas, Value Proposition Canvas, etc
  • Industry and/or chosen target market stakeholders
  • Partner networks and landscape to progress the venture
  • How novel innovations are adopted the NHS and international & private sector organisations

Through the accelerator programme you can also expect to gain the skills to: 


  • Develop a venture for commercialisation
  • Build successful customer relationships
  • Pitch and present a viable idea/venture

Who should apply

Who should apply?

This programme is open to research fellows, postdocs & late stage PhD candidates with a medical technology in development in the lab at one of our partner institutions*.

  • Technologies should be at a minimum of proof concept stage
  • Researchers looking to explore the commercialisation or licensing of their technology
  • Applications are accepted from both institutional and non-institutional IP
  • Postdocs and PhD candidates must have support from their Principal Investigator or research supervisor to be on the programme


*MTSC partner institutions include Imperial College London, Queen Mary University of London, Buckinghamshire New University, Francis Crick Institute, Royal College of Art, Royal College of Music, Institute of Cancer Research and Royal Veterinary College

How to apply

Application process

Step 1: Submit a completed application

(closing date 20th March 2022 11:59pm GMT)

Step 2: Panel Interview

(week of 18th April 2022)

Step 3: Invitation to join the programme

(week of 9th May 2022)

Step 4: Start the programme

(week of 6th June 2022)

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