MedTech Super Connector Challenge Accelerator

Interested in building a novel solution to tackle mental health and promoting wellbeing & happiness?

Get six months of support, training, access to resources and funding of up to £60k per team!


The six month ‘MTSC Challenge Accelerator’ programme will give participants the opportunity to work within and build a multi-disciplinary team to fast-track the development of early stage MedTech concepts and technologies.

Applicants will be invited to take part in a collaborative 2 day ‘Innovation Lab’ hackathon forming teams to develop novel solutions tackling mental health and promoting wellbeing & happiness. At the end of the hackathon each team will have the opportunity to pitch their idea to a panel of judges & a live audience to win a place on the 6-month accelerator programme. The programme offers’ access to specialist facilities, networks, and a range of masterclasses, helping to develop a set of entrepreneurial skills. The accelerator is part time with a minimum expected commitment of 15 hours per week.

This programme is open to research fellows, postdocs, PhD candidates & master’s students from our partner institutions; this means we’re not just looking for applicants with technical expertise but individuals with a passion for building teams, businesses, operational skills, design disciplines and everything in between – people with the driving force to create solutions and successful ventures from just an idea.


How to apply

Step 1: Submit a completed application (closing date 20th Jan 2019 11:59pm)

Step 2: Join the hackathon weekend (Starts Fri 1st Feb 6pm, to Sun 3rd Feb 6pm)

Step 3: Pitch your team’s solution to a panel of judges (Sun 3rd Feb 2019)

Step 4: Winning Teams start the six month accelerator programme (Mon 4th, Mar 2019)


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