The Techcelerate programme offers the funding and support to release selected postdocs from the lab and enable them to develop research ideas into commercial ventures. The programme provides the time and expertise needed to formulate and test a business model, meet potential partners and buyers, and be part of a community of entrepreneurs. 

As well as enabling a pipeline for potential spin-outs, the programme will also enhance postdocs’ commercial knowledge and skills, giving them insights into possible alternative career pathways. This increased awareness of commercialisation opportunities can be shared with the supervising PI as well as with other colleagues in the lab. Professors Andrew Amis, Paul Freemont & Martin Trusler (pictured below), are three of the PIs across our cohorts that have seen the benefits of the programme on their labs and the postdocs working with them.

Professor Trusler has given a more in-depth perspective of the benefits to his lab when Geraldine Torin Ollarves participated in Techcelerate's first cohort here. 

Read more about the benefits of taking part in these case studies from the first Techcelerate cohort.

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