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Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme

commercialisation workshop participants June 2019

Commercialisation workshop participants June 2019

The Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme offers a unique launchpad for entrepreneurs and their ventures at every stage, from idea to market. If you have a great innovation that will have an impact on health quality outcomes, we can help you develop it. We’ll guide you on your commercial path and help you discover fast-track routes to funding for commercialisation, scale-up and impact.

Sign up to our pre-accelerator programme here.

What’s in it for me?

You’ll discover a bigger health opportunity arc and fast-track routes to funding for commercialisation, scale-up and impact.

  • You’ll work with like-minded teams developing innovative and sustainable business models with health and cross-industry mentors.
  • We’ll guide you on your commercial path to validate approaches, to de-risk product innovation, to plan go-to-market and sales readiness for your proposition.
  • You’ll be part of an Accelerator empowering future leaders’ for maximum positive impact on healthcare outcomes.

Accelerator inside 1What will I do?

The 2019 programme is split into five stages:

Taster workshops on commercialisation – took place in June

These workshops (see images left, above and below) provide an introduction to key concepts for early and mid-stage businesses and prepare teams and individuals for stage two.

Stage one – Market discovery pre-accelerator – 2, 3, 4 September

You’ll explore the commercial viability of your idea with business mentors. Applying the tools and techniques learnt during the three-day workshop, you’ll then spend four weeks in customer and market discovery shaping your business model before returning to pitch for one of the limited number of places on the programme. Sign up here.

More information on the pre-accelerator programme here.

Stage two – Pitch dayAccelerator inside 2

The pitch day (by invitation only) on 1 October will be the opportunity to exhibit all your hard work in refining your proposition over the course.

Stage three – Accelerator programme

From 7 October the Accelerator programme business mentors will continue to work with the most promising teams. This eight-week programme will require one day a week going through a series of increasingly demanding and informative developments, to produce a fully viable business venture.

Stage four – Final pitch and awards

All the participants in the Accelerator programme will be invited to hear the final teams present to an impressive panel of investment and industry heavyweights. The most promising ventures will have the opportunity to access fast-track routes of pre-seed/seed capital.

How do I get involved?

Pre-accelerator sign up


Additional information

The Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme is run in collaboration with BioCity and partners from the NHS, industry and research in Berkshire and Oxfordshire who will provide mentors and coaches to help ensure your idea is sustainable.

There is no charge to participants in the Oxford AHSN Accelerator programme thanks to sponsorship from the Oxford AHSN.

  • Market discovery pre-accelerator workshops, 2, 3, 4 September 2019 – sign up here.
  • Find out more in our Frequently Asked Questions section here
  • Further information:
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