Accelerate is led by Life Sciences Hub Wales, in partnership with Cardiff University (CIA), Swansea University (HTC) and University of Wales Trinity Saint David (ATiC).  Rather than providing funding or grants, this programme offers SME's and Enterprises in Wales the opportunity to tap into academic expertise, and the latest facilities needed by innovators and entrepreneurs to realise their ideas.

Accelerate can help you...

  • Identify research and development collaborations.

  • Connect you to experts in health technology, user experience, and clinical engagement.

  • Help navigate the life sciences support ecosystem.

"Developing innovative new ways of preventing, treating and improving illnesses and diseases is a vital part of Welsh Government's vision for the future of the NHS in Wales. The Accelerate programme and the new Health Innovation Centres Fund will help to develop new ideas for health products and services more quickly for us to use in our NHS and across the world." - Vaughan Gething MS, Minister for the Economy, Welsh Government

If you have an idea for healthcare technology but are not sure what the next steps are, if you are a business and want to expand your offer, or if you are an allied health professional who has found a clever way of improving a process – apply to work with us today.

Who qualifies for Accelerate?

We work with enterprises of all shapes and sizes who are developing healthcare innovations that will benefit patients, improve NHS Wales, and boost the Welsh economy. The programme is flexible, and applications can be submitted by academics, industry partners, or clinicians. There’s no project minimum or maximum size.

We're looking for projects that meet the following criteria:

  • An enterprise must be involved in your project.

  • Your innovation must be research-oriented, focusing on benefiting health and care. 

  • Your enterprise must be based in Wales

  • Our work must be a true collaboration. This means we’ll expect your contribution – whether that’s funds, equipment, knowledge, or human resource – to match ours!

Find out more and apply today! 

If you meet the above criteria, you can apply for the Accelerate programme today. If you would like to find out more about the programme, please email us at and a member of the team will be in touch. 

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