Funds $5K per team
Takes 3% equity
Funds 16 startups per year
Markets Consulting Hardware Internet of Things Manufacturing Robotics +5
Invests in Europe United Kingdom
JOIN THE UK's LEADING HARDWARE ACCELERATOR!

Application Deadline: 1st December
Interview & Selection Days: 10th+11th December 2019
Programme Dates: January to July 2020

Central Research Laboratory (CRL) is the UK’s first, purpose built Accelerator and Coworking space, with an international reputation and an unrivalled package of support.

This 6 month, intensive, hands-on programme focuses on product development, market validation, commercial strategy and investor readiness. Support includes industry leading mentors, access to an experienced in-house product development team and trips to meet suppliers in the UK and Shenzhen, China.

Apply for our next program running January to July 2020.

Your startup will benefit from:

- Bespoke programming, tailored to the cohort
- Access to free workspace for the duration of the programme
- World-class mentorship from business experts & entrepreneurs
- Practical Product Development support from experienced in house team
- Prototyping facil...
JOIN THE UK's LEADING HARDWARE ACCELERATOR!

Application Deadline: 1st December
Interview & Selection Days: 10th+11th December 2019
Programme Dates: January to July 2020

Central Research Laboratory (CRL) is the UK’s first, purpose built Accelerator and Coworking space, with an international reputation and an unrivalled package of support.

This 6 month, intensive, hands-on programme focuses on product development, market validation, commercial strategy and investor readiness. Support includes industry leading mentors, access to an experienced in-house product development team and trips to meet suppliers in the UK and Shenzhen, China.

Apply for our next program running January to July 2020.

Your startup will benefit from:

- Bespoke programming, tailored to the cohort
- Access to free workspace for the duration of the programme
- World-class mentorship from business experts & entrepreneurs
- Practical Product Development support from experienced in house team
- Prototyping facilities and workshops onsite and available 24/7
- Meeting suppliers & manufacturers in the UK and Shenzhen, China
- Pitch to an audience of approx. 200 at Demo Day
- £5,000 grant towards product development costs

The standard terms for taking part in the CRL Accelerator are for an option agreement of 3% equity in your business.

Since opening in 2015 we have helped hundreds of startups build everything from the next generation of service robots; to toys that help children suffering from chronic eczema; to new sustainable building materials made from potato waste; to beautifully designed and innovative stationery products.

To be eligible for selection you must:
- Be a registered business in the UK*
- Have a product or business model displaying genuine innovation
- Have good technical knowledge relevant to the core areas of your hardware development
- Have ambition to build a scalable physical product business
- Are, preferably, 2 or more co-founders within the team
- Be able to attend a minimum of 2 days per week, Jan-July 2020

Whether you are working on your product and don’t know how to turn it into a business; are an early stage startup looking for scalable growth and funding; or currently going through the process of design for manufacture - apply now!

*To take part in the programme companies must be registered in the UK.
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Anneza Pitsialis
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Anneza Pitsialis Programme Manager, Central Research Laboratory
Jim Reeves
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Jim Reeves Product Director
Toby Kress
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Toby Kress Managing Director