Discovering the academic entrepreneurial talent of tomorrow.

Register your interest
Academic Accelerator Landing Page Master Image
  • Have you got an amazing idea? 

  • Are you a student, recent graduate or academic? 

  • Are you ready to make that breakthrough? 

Our fully-funded Academic Accelerator can take you there.

What it is 01

In partnership with leading academic institutions - University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee and University of the West of Scotland - this programme acts as a launch pad for those who have ideas with real potential but need support with making the business case.

The intensive, fully-funded 8-week accelerator is open to current students and recent graduates (within the last two-years), staff and academics together with academic and university spin outs. 

Successful candidates will work closely with mentors and industry experts to test, research, develop and refine their ideas, taking them from concept to viable business plans.

what you need 01

  • A great idea for a product, service or business – whatever stage its at
  • Bags of enthusiasm and drive – you love a challenge
  • Commitment – you'll get the most from the programme by being present and engaged

what well give you 01

  • A supportive, collaborative environment – you'll work closely with your cohort and Programme Manager
  • Access to expert advice and mentorship – via workshops, one-to-ones and dedicated guidance
  • The confidence to achieve your goals – transform your thinking and be ready to take on anything!

Website Banner where and when 2

  • Aberdeen

    • Starts 20th June

    • The Hub, Elevator, Aberdeen, AB23 8GX
  • Dundee

    • Starts 27th June 2023

    • Centre for Entrepreneurship, Dundee, DD1 5EN

  • Paisley (with some sessions in Lanarkshire)

    • Starts 20th June

    • University of West of Scotland (UWS), Paisley, PA1 2BE
    • University of West of Scotland (UWS), Lanarkshire, G72 0LH

Next Steps 01

Your first step in securing a FREE place in your local Accelerator is to register your interest by clicking the button below.

N.B. If you are interested in the Dundee Accelerator, there is an in-person information session taking place on the 25th May - click here for more details.

If you have question about either of the three Accelerators, please contact the team by email:

Register your interest

Academic Accelerator

A launch pad for current students, recent graduates, academic and university spin outs

Delivered digitally and in-person

Fully-funded, 8-week summer programme

Delivered by Cat Ward, Catherine Taylor and Sireen Adwan

Starting June 2023

In partnership with University of Aberdeen, University of Dundee and University of the West of Scotland