We invite the best teams to further develop their companies and compete for our non-dilutive grand prize while getting their companies into the best possible shape.


Develop is designed to provide support and challenge your ideas while refining your business offering and sharpening your sense of commercialisation.


We help you test your scientific proposition, find your strategic focus, and ensure that your concept truly addresses the most important market aspects.




  • Early stage idea supported by preliminary data and a business plan
  • Full-time or part-time founder(s)
  • Deep Science ideas that fit within our relevant domains.




  • Competing for the £100K-worth non-dilutive prize package.
  • 4D mentorship: a consortium of academic and corporate mentors – leading scientific, R&D, industrial, consultancy, intellectual property, law and venture capital organisations.
  • Curriculum: Access to alumni, leading executives and sci-entrepreneurs who share their expertise via a series of structured sessions, workshops and networking; throughout our flagship bootcamps.
  • Occasional working space at Panacea Innovation Centre
  • Support in developing and crystallising a tailored pipeline strategy and potential interaction with the relevant service providers to achieve it.

Key Information

FEE: None

DURATION:8 weeks

DEADLINE: 21st April

NEXT COHORT INTAKE: End of April 2019

LOCATION: Mostly remotely, with expected attendance for bootcamps and Grand Finale gala dinners at University of Oxford, UK 

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