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Discovery Park selects 13 start-ups to join life science programme

Thirteen life science start-ups have been accepted onto Discovery Park’s new business support programme and competition, Discovery Spark.

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Gateway, Discovery Park, Ramsgate Road, Sandwich, Kent.Picture: Andy Jones/Discovery Park

The eight-week Discovery Spark programme will equip the early-stage companies with the necessary skills to catalyse their business growth plans and gives them the chance to win a business support package worth over £100,000.  

The start-ups span across the biotech, digital tech, engineering biology, synthetic biology and medical technology sectors. Participants were chosen by a judging panel that scored the start-ups based on their product or service, opportunity and market, team management, programme fit and investment potential.  

The programme will culminate with an investor pitching event sponsored by Discovery Park as part of the GIANT Health conference on 5th December 2023. The start-up with the best pitch at the conference will win a business support package worth over £100,000. The package includes one free year of lab space at Discovery Park and £50,000 investment from Discovery Park Ventures, as well as comprehensive business support and mentoring.  

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Publication date: 20/10/2023

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.