Techcelerate is a 4-month programme run by Imperial’s Enterprise department which aims to support researchers in creating impact through commercialising research. Since 2018, 54 early career researchers have benefited from the programme and have raised over £4.8 million in investment and grants, providing employment opportunities.

This year, we’ve redesigned the programme to suit the changing world and support as many researchers as possible to make real-world impact.

The programme is for researchers who want to:

  • gain detailed understanding of the particular pain-points of a market in order to establish market need
  • learn how to effectively communicate their idea, potential commercial opportunity and market to external audiences
  • Take the first steps in developing an IP-based technology venture (either through licensing or a startup)
  • Learn the basics of entrepreneurial theory and practice to upskill and benefit their career