The AWRC Wellbeing Accelerator is a rolling programme running from April 2020–March 2021. It will support startups, academics and businesses working in wellbeing with mentoring, sector expertise and specialist facilities. The programme does not take equity and is funded by Research England.
Based in Sheffield Hallam’s new Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, participants will have access to world-class R&D capabilities for rapid prototyping through to precision engineering. This includes laboratories for product testing, support networks and a clinical research centre.
The programme is virtual and split into two phases. Startups join as small monthly cohorts and dial in via Zoom for mentoring and consulting support.
In phase 2, running from 7 September, we will recruit a further 9 startups across two cohorts: one in September and the final one in November. So far we have recruited 5 startups in our September cohort. This leaves 4 spaces to fill in the November cohort. To join the November cohort please apply here: apply to be part of the accelerator programme.
Below is an infographic summary of phase 1 of the accelerator.