20 Aug Opportunity North East (ONE) has launched a new life sciences business programme in partnership with BioCity
Opportunity North East (ONE) is launching a new programme to help translate life sciences research and ideas into growth businesses that positively impact healthcare delivery and patient outcomes.
The programme of four 90-minute online workshops will help researchers, clinicians and potential entrepreneurs to start their commercialisation journeys.
ONE is working with the UK’s largest science incubator BioCity Group to deliver this programme, which starts in September. Participants will be life sciences and medical researchers considering commercialising their research, potential entrepreneurs with a commercial proposition in a life science or digital health subject, and NHS staff.
The four workshops, held over four weeks, will enable participants to quickly assess the viability of a business idea and develop a value proposition. The programme will give them the knowledge and confidence to take the first steps in starting a life sciences company.
The final workshop will involve participants pitching their businesses to a panel of industry experts, with two business concepts going on to receive further development support from BioCity. The support will include a meeting with BioCity’s investment director, access to their expert network and time with a BioCity coach.
Applications for the programme, fully funded by ONE, are now being accepted and close on 4 September 2020. The programme starts on 10 September 2020.
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North east Scotland has significant life sciences strengths in its academic, commercial, clinical and research communities in areas including biologics, health data science, imaging and medtech. The programme, part of ONE’s wider work with partners and investment in the sector’s growth, aims to accelerate life sciences commercialisation in the region to achieve industry’s ambition to double the number of companies based in and around Aberdeen.
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