The SBC Catalyser Programme

Do you have a winning commercialisation strategy?


  • Refine your COMMERCIALIZATION STRATEGY to translate your prototype to a commercially viable product
  • Improve your COMPUTATIONAL STRATEGY to accelerate your R&D

WHY you should apply

The SBC Catalyser programme provides:

  • A comprehensive commercial strategy to go from prototype to commercially viable product
  • A clear execution plan to translate the strategy into action
  • Support to understand and embed digital and data technologies into your workflow
  • A strategically aware leadership team, able to evolve their commercialisation strategies in response to changes in markets and technologies
  • An extended network across the SBC ecosystem; enabling teams to talk to key customers, partners, suppliers and investors
  • An enhanced company profile
  • Improved chances of getting the right funding, investment and lab space

HOW to achieve your goals

The programme includes:

  • Strategy profiling using a range of specialist tools
  • Commercialisation strategy development workshops focused on the 12 vectors of growth including: positioning, funding, market, IP management, manufacturing, distribution, human capital management
  • 15 sessions over 8 weeks, with panel discussions involving Benevolent AI, Cambridge Innovation Capital, Start Codon, CGT Catapult, Department of Business and Trade, IQVIA, Redx Pharma, Intellegens, Multiply AI, Virtarka and more. 
  • Being part of the SBC campus and its community including GSK, the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult (CGTC) and over 40 other growing therapeutics companies
  • Access to a world class team of mentors and experts, investors and partners
  • Demo Day and Partnering opportunities

WHO you are

  • You are developing therapeutic innovations
  • You have already built a proof of concept and you are planning to create the first commercially viable product
  • You have integrated digital and data technologies (ie ML/AI) in your R&D workflow, or you are planning to integrate them
  • You have an existing presence in the UK, or you are planning to establish a presence in the UK
  • You have an ambitious leadership team of at least 2-3 that can commit to full participation in the programme, including in-person activities at SBC on the first day (23rd May) and the last 2 days (13-14th July).

WHO we are

  • Campus of 40+ therapeutics companies and largest cluster of CGT companies in Europe
  • Companies based at SBC have raised more than £2.9bn since SBC's birth in 2012
  • Our campus also includes GSK, LifeArc, CGTC and Cytiva
  • We provide lab-space, office-space and business development support to our occupiers
  • Our Lab Hotel provides free lab-space for 6 months to 4 selected early-stage companies

Read our Economic Impact Assessment report for more information.

Cohort: 10 startups

Cost: There is no cost and no equity will be taken

Programme timeline:

  • Applications Deadline: 21st April 2023
  • Core Programme: 8 weeks between 23rd May - 14th July 2023 
  • Continuous Support and Access to SBC Network: 1st June 2023 – 31st May 2024

Format: Hybrid

  • 1st day (23rd May) - In person at SBC
  • 1-8th week - Online (2 sessions each week)
  • Last 2 days (13-14th July) - In person at SBC

Delivered in Collaboration with:

Be part of SBC Catalyser Programme!

Spaces are limited to a maximum of 10 companies per cohort. Contact Marco to know more or to apply.

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