Lifesciences@Work : We help scientists build their business

LifeSciences@Work is the national accelerator for high potential start-ups in Life Sciences and Medical Technologies.

Academics and innovators with entrepreneurial aspirations are invited to participate.

Starting up a company requires not only a good idea and lots of enthusiasm, but also involves often a long difficult development path with many hurdles. In life sciences taking an invention from the lab to the market typically takes 5 to 10 years and requires several tenths of millions of euros of investment. In case of a new drug, a new device or a new therapy this can even take as long as 15 years and cost up to millions of euros.

Working with us means: you start a successful company that will make a difference.

Facts & Figures of 10 years LifeSciences@Work 2008 – 2018

We help you:

  • to transform breakthrough research and groundbreaking inventions into clear startup business cases;
  • to strengthen your existing business case;
  • to prepare your startup for market fit and growth;
  • to obtain funding, partners and market introductions;
  • to connect to valuable communities including venture capitalists, industry experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, and LS@W alumni.

Marketed results of 10 years LifeSciences@Work

Only the best ideas based on excellent science, with high growth potential, large commercial and societal benefits, and an international scope will be selected by LS@W. After admittance you can profit by participating in the Venture Challenge, Expert Classes and Value Centre. These three stages of the accelerator programme are developed to help scientists build their own business.


Stage 1 |> Read more on our 10-week program to develop your idea into a solid business case.



Stage 2 |> Read more on how to further strengthen your business case with expert industry knowledge.



Stage 3 |> Read more on how to prepare your startup for growth and find the right partners to scale-up.


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Download the LS@W Accelerator factsheet for printing or to forward to your network.


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