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september, 2019

mon02sep(sep 2)9:00 amwed04(sep 4)5:00 pmOxford AHSN: BioCity Accelerator Programme9:00 am - 5:00 pm (4) Cedars Meeting Room, Cedars Hotel and Conference Centre, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6UA Event Organized By: Oxford AHSN & BioCity Event Type :BioCity Accelerator

Event Details

For the first time, Oxford AHSN and BioCity are bringing their 2019 Accelerator Programme to the Thames Valley. Not just for start-ups and spin-offs, this intensive programme offers a launchpad for entrepreneurialism and partnership at every stage from idea to exit. We ask for nothing but commitment.



Market Discovery Pre-Accelerator Workshop: Monday 2 September – Wednesday 4 September 2019

Monday 2 September: 13.00 – 17.00

Tuesday 3 September: 09.00 – 17.00

Wednesday 4 September: 09.00 – 17.00

Pitch day: Tuesday 1 October 2019

Accelerator Programme: Monday 7 October – Monday 18 November

Final Presentations: Monday 25 November



Customer Discovery…

The Accelerator Programme is continually oversubscribed therefore, applicants are invited to first join the Market Discovery Pre-Accelerator Workshop. Explore the commercial viability of your idea with the BioCity coaches, mentors and investment team. Applying the tools and techniques learnt during the 3 day workshop, you’ll then spend 4 weeks in customer discovery shaping your business model, before returning to pitch for one of the limited number of places on our programme.

Accelerator Programme…

The Accelerator Programme is free to attend and runs over 8 weeks.  Learn how to ‘Lean Start-up’, a set of highly effective tools and processes specifically tailored to the healthcare and life sciences industry. Learn how to identify gaps in your business, evaluate risks and create a business model that stands-up to the scrutiny of potential investors, partners and customers. Once a week you will be required to either meet with your dedicated coach, attend a lesson or complete an activity. We’ll introduce you to our network of key industry figures, senior executives, investors and entrepreneurial peers throughout the programme so you hit the ground running.


The Oxford AHSN has a leading national and international life sciences cluster, home to a rich and diverse community of innovators, entrepreneurs, researchers and healthcare deliverers. The Oxford AHSN provides expert support along the entire health innovation pathway, from ideation, through prototype testing, system viability on to adoption. It fosters long term partnerships with industry, a culture of innovation in the NHS and economic growth, securing £123M of investment into the region to date.


2 (Monday) 9:00 am - 4 (Wednesday) 5:00 pm


Cedars Meeting Room

Cedars Hotel and Conference Centre, Whiteknights Campus, University of Reading, Reading, RG6 6UA


Oxford AHSN & BioCity

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