CRL Accelerator

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Our internationally recognised CRL Accelerator is the UK's leading programme for product makers and hardware pioneers. We offer unrivalled support for early stage business.

LAST YEAR'S DEMO DAY

Programme features

Customer discovery

Understand what your customers really want and what value your product brings.

product development

Get your product manufactured at the right cost and set-up supply chains for scale.

Commercial strategy

Put yourself on the path to a successful revenue model and strong sales strategy.

investment readiness

Gain the hardware-specific funding from grants to crowdfunding to angel investors to venture capital.

intensive mentorship

From our entrepreneurs, business leaders and tech gurus.

engineer support

Hands on product development from our in-house product design team.

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£5,000

Grant towards testing and product development costs.

Trip to China

Dedicated trip to Shenzhen to meet with potential manufacturing partners.

Criteria

  • Working prototype (it doesn’t have to be pretty)
  • Desire to build a scalable product-based business
  • A product or business model displaying genuine innovation
  • Two or more team members are desirable but not essential
  • Business registered in the UK

Dates & Terms

Applications are now closed.

Applications are now closed. The next programme will begin in early 2021 and applications will only later this year.

For taking part in the CRL Accelerator there is an option agreement for 3% equity in your business. A portion of the support that we provide you is funded by the European Regional Development Fund and this is not connected with the 3% option. If you are selected for the programme, it is necessary to register your company in the UK.

our PROGRAMME TEAM

Anneza Pitsialis

Program Manager

ANNEZA PITSIALIS

Jim Reeves

Entrepreneur in Residence

Jim
Reeves

Jose Martinez

Electrical Engineer

Jose Martinez

Product Developer

Adam
Atwell

Ran Peled

Product Developer

Ran
Peled

Meet some of our mentors

Mark ELliott

Business Coach for Solo Business Owners, helping owners navigate change, Mentor, Lean Startup Specialist

Marija Butkovic

Founder & CEO Women of Wearables, Mentor, Top 50 Women in UK Tech by Computer Weekly

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Andy CripPS

Bridging the Gap Entrepreneur
Director at Brunel University London

Victoria Corbishley

Chief Innovation Officer at Brunel Partners Academic Centre for Health Sciences

Arun
Thangavel

Designer at Founders Factory

Janet Murray

Helps coaches, consultants & entrepreneurs build online audiences

Arnold du toit

Entrepreneur, Advisor, Investor

Joan Lau

Performance Coach, Organisational Development Research Practitioner

Sarah Yule

Sales Director EMEA at Audio-Technica, Board Director at MIA, Executive MBA Grad at WBS

Dan Ballin

Investment, Corporate Clients, R&D Tax Credits, People Operations Medtech, Arts

Marjan Angoshtari

Lecturer in Industrial Design at Brunel University London

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Richard Ling

Product launch PR Community Building to show engagement to investors. B2C Crowdfunding

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Tim Carrigan

Entrepreneur and Business Advisor

Stephen Holland

Founder & Creative Director at pleasefindattached

Chakshu Saharan

Co-founder at Ignius, CFO at Pierian

Simon Poulter

Pitch, Investment, Corp Partnerships

Grace
Gould

Co-founder & CEO at Soda Says

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Rui De Sousa Campos

Aerospace & Aviation

Richard
Foggie

INvestment – innovation funds

Lloyd
Pinder

Business Mentor / Consultant

Alison
Cavey

Partner, CAG Consultants

Olaf
Swanzie

UK Director at PNO Consultants

Neil Mulkern

Director of Marketing and Business Development at Technology Investors Advisory Service

Neil
Loveday

My Financepartner at PwC

Mat
Hunter

Co-CEO at Plus X

Paul
ROSTAS

Co-CEO at Plus X

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GABRIELE JESSON

Chief Marketing Officer at Plus X

TobY
KRess

Managing Director at CRL and Programme Director at Plus X

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