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Innovation programmes

Our innovation programmes accelerate business growth; helping companies to refine a product or service proposition, secure grants and investment, build new collaborations or close a new commercial deal.

Alderley Park
Alderley Park

Serendip Accelerator

Our Serendip innovation programme provides market access and expertise for digital tech start-ups, scaleups and SMEs. Offering links with major organisations, to accelerate early stage growth.

By co-locating with commercial partners and public sector organisations, Serendip provides a platform to refine products and services in a real-world environment, directly access investors and identify new commercial opportunities and routes to market.

  • Six months free co working space

  • 30Gb/sec high speed internet and superfast Wi-Fi connectivity

  • 1-2-1 business mentoring

  • Access to database of market influencers, clients and collaborators

  • Admission to over 140 specific start up and innovation focussed events Marketing and PR support

  • Access to meeting room and event facilities

  • Join a community of over 150 digital entrepreneurs and innovators at Innovation Birmingham and connect with over 500 companies across the Bruntwood SciTech network

  • 24/7 access to co working space and car parking

Interested in the Serendip Accelerators?


E4F New Start Incubator

Designed to support entrepreneurs in the West Midlands area, E4F New Start invites ambitious founders with a digital or tech business idea to apply. Successful applicants will receive inclusive business support facilitated by the team of expert mentors. The most aspiring businesses will receive further intensive support to launch their businesses.

  • 1-to-1 coaching

  • Support accessing finance

  • Access the expert mentor network

  • 24/7 access to coworking space and car parking

  • Support raising profile

  • Access to meeting room and event facilities

  • Support accessing markets

  • Access to database of market influencers, clients and collaborators

Interested in the E4F New Start Incubator?

AP Accelerator ERDF

Alderley Park Accelerator

The Alderley Park Accelerator, powered by BioCity and part funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), offers start-up and scale-up support to early stage and growing life science businesses on their journey to success. The programme is suitable for eligible businesses with just a spark of an idea, start-ups and companies looking to launch new innovations. If you would like to be kept informed of future Accelerators at Alderley Park, contact us at hello.scitech@bruntwood.co.uk.

  • 2 ½ day pre-accelerator workshop

  • Follow-on 8 week Accelerator programme for successful participants

  • 1-to-1 coaching

  • Access the expert mentor network

  • Support accessing finance

  • Support accessing markets

  • Support raising profile

  • Based on Lean Startup methodology

Interested in the Alderley Park Accelerator?

Oncology programme CRUK

Alderley Park Oncology Development Programme

The Alderley Park Oncology Development Programme is a national programme designed to develop and progress start-up oncology projects. Funded by Innovate UK and Cancer Research UK, the programme brings together a unique collaboration of global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, research institutions and public bodies to identify and progress oncology innovations that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. With insight from AstraZeneca, Johnson & Johnson Innovation, GlaxoSmithKline, Roche, The Christie NHS Foundation Trust, Medicines Discovery Catapult and the Manchester Cancer Research Centre, its goal is to bring forward viable oncology projects much more quickly in order to significantly increase their likelihood of commercial success and patient benefit. Contact us at hello.scitech@bruntwood.co.uk to be kept informed of any future Oncology Accelerator Programmes at Alderley Park.

  • Insight from a unique collaboration of global pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, research institutions and public bodie

  • Receive up to £60,000 of grant funding including provision for salary replacement

  • Support to develop an optional ‘virtual R&D’ business model without the need to establish a research laboratory

  • Access the expert mentor network

  • Access to business lounge facilities

  • Applications reviewed by a committee of scientific and business experts

Interested in Alderley Park Oncology Development?

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Leeds Beckett Accelerate Programme

Gain control of your business, build resilience and push your business to the next stage, the 6 month Leeds Beckett Accelerate programme offers a range of support including pre-recorded masterclasses, live webinars, one to one advice, strategic coaching, funding and access to placement students and graduates. Cohorts run 3-4 times per year.

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Leeds Beckett Help To Grow: Management

The Help to Grow programme is a new initiative delivered by Leeds Business School which will support senior managers of small and medium sized businesses to boost their business performance, resilience, and long-term growth. The curriculum will focus on developing your own management capabilities alongside sessions which cover key business topics such as digital adoption, innovation, efficient operations etc. By the end of the programme, you will develop a business growth plan to help you lead your business to release its potential. Part-hosted in our dedicated tech hub next to Leeds train station, Platform, the 12-week programme is 90% funded by the Government and has been designed to allow participants to complete it alongside full-time work.

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Soft-Landing Support | West Midlands Growth Platform

Are you looking to establish or expand your business into the United Kingdom? In celebration of the upcoming 2022 Commonwealth Games taking place in Birmingham, we've partnered with West Midlands Growth Company to launch fully funded UK market entry and soft-landing support for innovative Foreign Direct Investor (FDI) companies.

  • Fully funded desk space for nine months at our Innovation Birmingham Campus*

  • An initial diagnostic to scope a package of tailored support

  • Peer-to-peer networking and exciting knowledge transfer opportunities

  • Dedicated account management from on-site support

  • Connections to innovation hubs, business networks and universities across the West Midlands

  • Facilitated connections to prospective buyers, suppliers and R&D partners

  • Access to some of the sector’s leading investors via the Investor Showcase programme

  • Facilitated introductions to specialist professional services partners, offering tailored solutions

Interested in Soft Landing support?