Image of the Crick building with Purple banner overlaying it.

KQ Labs

Accelerating high potential data-driven biomedical startups to commercial launch


Funded by Innovate UK

Innovate UK logo

KQ Labs programme for 2019

•    Pre-accelerator Summer School 2019 – more info available from early 2019
•    Accelerator Programme 2019 – call for applications from September 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.

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.

Follow us on Twitter

KQ Labs cohort 2018


If you would like to mentor one of the 2018 cohorts, or if you would like to be involved in the KQ Labs ecosystem, please contact

Our partners

Alan Turing Institute logo

HDRUK Health Data Research UK

Genomics England logo

University of the Arts London: Central Saint Martins logo

Knowledge Quarter

Sign up for our newsletters

Join our mailing lists to receive updates about our latest research and to hear about our free public events and exhibitions.