For those in our academic community wishing to learn more about entrepreneurialism, our partnership with the Crick gives access to excellent training ranging from how to develop a preliminary idea to bringing an idea to market. Our academic community will benefit from the expertise of the Crick’s Entrepreneur in Residence, Barbara Domayne-Hayman. Further details about the Crick's entrepreneurial offerings and the Entrepreneur in Residence are available on the Crick’s website

Programme for Up and Coming Life Sciences Entrepreneurs (PULSE)

When: The call applications to PULSE 2023 is open from Saturday 10 December 2022 until Sunday 22 January 2023. The programme will be held in person at the Crick from Monday 20 until Wednesday 22 March 2023.  

Who: The call for applicants to PULSE is open to academics, clinicians and postdocs. You must be an aspiring entrepreneur or new CEO looking for advanced practical advice, support and feedback. 

Apply: Details of how to apply to PULSE are available on the PULSE website. Queries can be raised with either the Crick’s Barbara Domayne-Hayman ( or Sam Cruickshank at the BIA (

More information: PULSE is a three-day leadership and entrepreneurship training programme which the Crick have developed with the UK Bioindustry Association (BIA). This programme is for aspiring entrepreneurs and new CEOs looking for advanced practical advice, support and feedback from leading entrepreneurs, renowned professionals and CEOs. Full details of PULSE, and the option to register your interest for future cohorts, can be found on the PULSE website

Knowledge Quarter Labs 

When: The call for the Knowledge Quarter (KQ) labs 2022/23 is open from Tuesday 17 May until Sunday 10 July 2022. The programme runs from October to March 2023. 

Who: The call for applicants to the KQ labs programme is open to academics, clinicians and postdocs. You must have an early-stage data-driven health startup to attend. 

Apply: Details of how to apply to the Crick's KQ labs programme are available on the Crick’s website

More information: The KQ labs programme is a five-month accelerator programme for early-stage data-driven health startup founders. The programme provides entrepreneurial support plus contact with angel investors, venture capitalists and other sources including non-dilutive funding. Each founder is provided with a £40k convertible loan. The programme is run jointly by the Crick and LifeArc. Full details about the programme are on the Crick’s website.