Accelerate helps innovators in Wales turn their ideas into solutions that can be adopted into health and care. Whether you’ve got an idea for a healthcare technology but aren’t sure what steps to take next, are in business and looking to expand your product range, or are an allied health professional who’s spotted a smart way to improve a process – we want to work with you.

Accelerate is led by Life Sciences Hub Wales, in collaboration with Cardiff University, Swansea University, and the University of Wales Trinity Saint David. Rather than providing funding or grants, the programme offers access to the academic expertise, in-depth understanding of the life sciences eco-system, and cutting-edge facilities that innovators and entrepreneurs need to get their idea off the ground.

Co-funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the Welsh Government’s Health and Social Services Group, Universities, Life Sciences Hub Wales, and health boards, Accelerate’s ultimate aim is to create lasting economic value in Wales.

"Developing innovative new ways to prevent, treat and cure illness and disease is a vital part of the Welsh Government’s vision for the future of the NHS in Wales. The Accelerate programme and new health innovation centres fund will help develop new ideas for health products and services more quickly for use in our NHS and across the world."

Vaughan Gething, AM, Cabinet Secretary for Health and Social Services, Welsh Government

Accelerate: Frequently Asked Questions

We receive lots of questions about Accelerate - how it works, how it can help you, and who's eligible to work with us. For more information, take a look at our FAQs page. And, if you can't find the answer you need, get in touch with one of our Innovation Managers by emailing


"With a growing and aging population, and increasing demands on our services, finding new and different ways to improve efficiency within the NHS is vital. System, process and product innovation is the best way to do this which is why this investment into the Accelerate programme is ground-breaking for Wales. Cardiff and Vale University Health Board look forward to working closely with the Life Sciences Wales Hub Wales throughout the Accelerate programme and more widely".

Len Richards, Chief Executive Officer at Cardiff and Vale University Health Board

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