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KQ Labs

Accelerating high potential data-driven biomedical startups to commercial launch


KQ Labs programme for 2019

•    Summer School 2019 – Applications now open
•    Accelerator Programme 2019 – Call for applications July 2019

KQ Labs is an intensive accelerator programme offered to high growth potential startup teams in the area of data-driven biomedical science.

Startups with the potential to make an impact on global health outcomes have access to unrivalled support and resources. Successful applicants are provided with a £40k award to get their startup to the next stage. The programme includes pre-accelerator, accelerator and post-accelerator activities and is run by the Crick and a number of world-leading partners, with Innovate UK funding. 

The 16-week KQ Labs accelerator offers startup founders access to capital and other vital resources. Its helps early-stage data-driven startup founders to validate their ideas and put their startups on a path to receive further investment from Government grants, venture capital and other sources.

This summer, the Crick and the Turing Institute are teaming up with Entrepreneur First to host a summer school supported by UK SPINE KE for scientists who are interested in applying their expertise to real-world problems through entrepreneurship. Applications are open until 24 June 2019.

Find out more and apply now

All selected startup teams have access to a network of global experts in all aspects of entrepreneurship, health sector knowledge, data science and investment strategies. This network provides workshops and mentoring to support the cohort, helping them to maximise opportunities and address challenges.

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KQ Labs is funded by Innovate UK.


If you would like to mentor one of the 2019 cohorts, or if you would like to be involved in the KQ Labs ecosystem, please contact

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