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Support for your business


Regardless of the size or stage of your business, we'll work with you to source the right support for your needs.

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Regardless of the size or stage of your business, we'll work with you to source the right support for your needs.

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Access to funding

Gain access to potential funding opportunities such as:

£32m Greater Manchester and Cheshire Life Science Fund - Offering seed (£50k-100k) and early stage (£100k-£3m+) venture capital funding to life science businesses located in the Greater Manchester, and Cheshire and Warrington region.

£5m Alderley Park Ventures Fund managed by BioCity Group - Supporting life science companies at Alderley Park, providing pre-seed (<£80k) and seed capital (£80k-£500k) to early stage and start-ups/spin-outs

Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone - The campus’ Enterprise Zone status provides up to £55,000 rate relief per year for up to five years, if applied for by 31 March 2021

Investor Ladder - Quarterly (invite only) meetup of 40+ of the UK’s most active VC investors in the science and technology sector

Investor Showcase - A great way to meet some of the sector’s leading investors, providing start-ups, early growth and venture stage businesses with an opportunity for targeted introductions

Investor Network - Access to leading investors from Mercia Tech, NorthInvest, NorthWest Business Angels and the Manchester Tech Trust

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Access to talent

Our partnerships with the University of Manchester and Manchester Metropolitan University enable you to access +20,000 STEM graduates and apprentices each year. We can also connect you with a skilled talent pool via Manchester Digital and Manchester Entrepreneurs.

You’ll be able to access +6500 clinicians, clinical expertise, and patients via our connections with Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

We can also help you recruit senior talent, including Non-Exec Directors.

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Access to our partners

Comprising more than 220 senior industry leaders, the Alderley Park Accelerator’s Expert Mentor Network provides access to a network of senior global pharma personnel, finance and other executives for mentor support.

Discover opportunities to network and grow through our connections to the Scale Up Institute, Skills & Growth Company, Bionow, Health Innovation Manchester, CRUK-MI, Manchester Cancer Research Centre, Medicines Discovery Catapult, the AMR Centre, NHSA, BIA, and DIT. Or, get involved with supporting STEM talent through Founders4Schools, DigitalHer and TechSheCan.


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Contact us to find out how we can support your business, whether you want to talk to us about your business goals or book a tour of one of our spaces.

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