CRL Accelerator:
makers of net zero

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Born from the internationally recognised CRL Accelerator, this programme provides hardware startups with 3 months of intensive product development support to test and validate an innovative technology that contributes towards the Net Zero mission.​

CRL Accelerator Demo Day 2022 short film

Benefit from an intensive, hands-on programme that offers an unrivalled package of support.

Are you:

Since opening in 2015, we have helped hundreds of startups build everything from the next generation modular battery technology for sustainable energy storage; toys that help children suffering from chronic eczema; new sustainable building materials made from potato waste; to autonomous asparagus harvesting robots built to combat the agricultural labour shortage. Explore some of our case studies

Applications for the CRL Accelerator: Makers of Net Zero are now open

Preview the application questions

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.

24/7 access

Benefit from 24/7 access to prototyping facilities and workshops onsite 

Desk space

Connect with our community of startups and business at CRL with two free fixeddesk

product development

Test and validate your technology with an experienced in-house product development team.

MEET THE MANUFACTURERS

Dedicated trips around the UK to meet with potential manufacturing partners.

intensive mentorship

From our entrepreneurs, business leaders and tech gurus to support you with your Net Zero goals.

engineer support

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

Desk space

Connect with our community of startups at CRL with two free fixeddesks. 

24/7 access

Benefit from 24/7 access to prototyping facilities and workshops onsite.

intensive mentorship

From our entrepreneurs, business leaders and tech gurus.

engineer support

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

£5,000

Grant towards testing and product development costs.

Trip to China

Dedicated trip to Shenzhen to meet with potential manufacturing partners.

our PROGRAMME IN NUMBERS

Founders supported
Active
Female / Male
Investment raised
Team Grown
Prototypes developed

benefits

Criteria

Applications for our next Accelerator programme will open in January 2022

DATES

Applications

We are committed to equal opportunity and welcome applications from all people regardless of race, colour, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, ages, citizenship, disability, gender identity and socio-economic background and of criminal history, consistent with legal requirements.

Preview the application questions

01. Bootcamp

25 startups will be selected to join the Bootcamp on 6 – 7 March.

02. CRL Accelerator

6 – 8 startups will be invited to join the programme.

our PROGRAMME TEAM

Programme Manager

Silvia
Pau

Programme Coordinator

Thaya
Panayiotou

Product Development Director

Jim
Reeves

ERDF Project Manager

Binita
dhami

Marketing & Events Coordinator

Aiste
Kurkulyte

Head of Programmes Marketing

Claudia
Rosen

Workshop Manager & Prototype lead

Jacob
Luscombe

Product Developer

Pau
alcon

Industrial Designer

Pablo
perez

Industrial Designer

billy
hill

Product Developer

julita napieralska

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

Mentors 2_0017_CRL2_0413

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 the Altiverse

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

Marjan Angoshtari

Lecturer in Industrial Design at Brunel University London

Mentors 2_0003_Richard ling

Richard Ling

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

Mentors 2_0000_Tim Carrigan

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

Mentors 2_0003_Rui De Sousa

Rui De Sousa Campos

Aerospace & Aviation

Grace
Gould

Co-founder & CEO at Soda Says

Richard
Foggie

INvestment – innovation funds

Alison
Cavey

Partner, CAG Consultants

Lloyd
Pinder

Business Mentor / Consultant

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

TobY
KRess

Managing Director at CRL and Programme Director at Plus X

Mat
Hunter

Co-CEO at Plus X

Paul
ROSTAS

Co-CEO at Plus X

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