Based in the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, the AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator will help start-ups bring health and wellbeing innovations to market.

The AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator is an R&D-focused programme that supports pre-revenue and early-stage companies developing products or services with health and wellbeing applications that align with the AWRC’s impact themes.

The programme is accessed via a competitive application process and provides the accepted cohort with a range of valuable support to help them get their innovation closer to market and/or enter new markets.

Participants will have access to world-class R&D capabilities at the AWRC to carry out design and rapid prototyping, through to precision engineering of prototype components.

The centre also houses laboratories for proof-of-concept testing and a clinical research floor to test innovations with end-users for usability assessments or initial pilot studies to support development of the evidence base.

The AWRC leverages its ecosystem of supportive individuals and organisations to help start-up founders to grow their networks, forge new collaborations and help to secure public and private investment.

Following the defined accelerator programme, the programme team will work with the cohort to develop collaborative grant funding applications – decided on a case by case basis following assessment of the fit to the specific call criteria.

Click here for further details or email wellbeingaccelerator@shu.ac.uk