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
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.
2 ½ day pre-accelerator workshop
Follow-on 8 week Accelerator programme for successful participants
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?
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.
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?
The Nova x Koroibos SportTech Accelerator offers founders and teams at pre-seed an opportunity to accelerate their business. The programme is suitable for those with an idea, a prototype or MVP, or are pre-significant funding, and is ideal for those working in wearables; digital fan engagement; elite performance; fantasy and e-sports; venues and leagues; and personal fitness.
Designed specifically for 'working entrepreneurs' to fit around existing commitments, it offers the chance to accelerate your business into a successful tech startup via webinars, group sessions and 1:1 support. It also includes mentorship, access to technical and non-technical teams, investment pitch opportunities and free office space at Platform in Leeds.
Access to expert sport, tech, & startup mentor network
Designed around existing work commitments
No personal investment required from founders, but opportunities for continued investment available
Support in taking your idea to prototype and market within 12 months
Access to 80+ experienced product developers including Hardware and Software design and development
Includes free office space at Leeds 'home for tech' Platform
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.