BioCity, and Oxford AHSN are launching a new Accelerator Programme in Berkshire and South Oxfordshire to catalyse growth in Thames Valley’s world-class health and life sciences cluster by supporting the development of start-ups, spin-outs and growth companies across the region’s research, clinical and commercial base.
The strategic partnership between Oxford AHSN, who operate in the heart of the regional ecosystem, and BioCity, aims to strengthen collaboration and focus on scaling and sustaining the human and clinical impact of meaningful innovations.
Colin Roberts, BioCity venture development director, said: “This is a new geographic area for BioCity, we’re excited to discover some of the new ideas and work with new ventures on our first Accelerator in Oxfordshire and Berkshire.
“The strategic goals of Oxford AHSN are closely aligned with ours; together, we’ll be able to achieve our shared goal of supporting life science innovation at a regional level.”
At the completion of taster workshops focused on commercialisation with a cohort of twelve entrepreneurs and start-ups, Paul Durrands, the Chief Operating Officer of the Oxford AHSN said: ‘‘In our pursuit to build a business case for change, our collaboration with delivery partners such as BioCity is already making a good impact’’.