Previous Programmes

Programme themes

Previous Programme Themes

We have run four full programmes to date, alternating between technology and challenge led acceleration models, testing the different approaches and using the learning to improve the next programme.

Challenge Accelerator 2020

The challenge for this programme was Future of Pain, and was developed in collaboration with GSK Consumer Healthcare – supporting researchers with novel approaches to addressing how science, medicine and patients understand, diagnose and manage pain.

Venture Accelerator 2019

This programme took a similar approach to the first venture accelerator focusing again on individuals and teams rather than a specific challenge. This resulted in a variety of ventures that covered therapeutics, biotech, medical education, diagnostic and digital health.

Challenge Accelerator 2019

The Challenge Accelerator programme centres on the formation of team and idea development. Researchers from any academic background were invited to take part in an initial hackathon to generate ideas that addressed the challenge, Mental Health, Welbeing and Happiness.

Venture Accelerator 2018

For our first, programme, we selected 10 promising individuals and technologies from across the consortium and provided them with funding, training as well as mentorship and access to industry partners to help them fast track the translation of their research. 

Previous participants

Success Stories

unhindr
unhindr

Roliner by unhindr: Intelligent and adaptive prosthetic liner aims to keep amputees mobile Read more

KnitRegen
KnitRegen

Smart textiles to help people who have neurological conditions recover upper limb function Read more

Tutti Toot Trumpet
Tutti Toot Trumpet

A potential game-changer in the treatment of chronic respiratory conditions Read more

TrAPs Nanotech
TrAPs Nanotech

An innovative new therapy to heal broken bones and problem wounds Read more

News and Events

Latest News

Bridging the gap at Queen Mary University of London
Bridging the gap at Queen Mary University of London

In the second instalment of our case study series we are looking at Queen Mary University of London, an institution with a strong tradition of life science research and its own successful technology translation programme. Read more

Applications open for the the Accelerator 2021 Programme
Applications open for the the Accelerator 2021 Programme

The next cohort of MedTech SuperConnector will offer selected early-career researchers support to turn research into medical technology ventures Read more

MedTech SuperConnector awarded a further £3.44 million follow-on funding
MedTech SuperConnector awarded a further £3.44 million follow-on funding

We're delighted to announce that MTSC has received a further £3.44 million follow-on funding from Research England to continue our initiatives and widen the reach of our activities Read more