Events, Webinars

New Application Webinars – 10 & 17 June 2024

Come along to learn more about our updated application process and how to join the next ARC Accelerate cohort starting in February 2025!


Applications for the next ARC Accelerate cohort will open on Monday, 10 June 2024.

Join one of our application webinars to find out more about how to apply to the ESRC/AHRC SHAPE Catalyst! We’ll walk you through the updated application process for the funded ARC Accelerate stage, tell you exactly what we are looking for, and answer any open questions.

1) Application Webinar – 10 June 2024
  • Date: Monday, 10 June 2024
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Register here!
2) Application Webinar – 17 June 2024
  • Date: Monday, 17 June 2024
  • Time: 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM
  • Register here!

Webinar recordings will be made available on our website for those unable to attend.

What to expect from the ARC Accelerate programme?

  • Up to £62,500 (with circa 80% fEC provided by ESRC, in line with its standard funding rules)
  • A tailored programme of support, led by industry experts, to develop key entrepreneurial skills
  • Specialised, sector-specific training
  • Access to experienced entrepreneurs, investors and networks
  • 1:1 pitch practice and coaching
  • Dedicated mentors to help you validate your idea, develop the business model and support your pitch for further funding or investment
  • Lifelong alumni support and events to network and support the growth of your venture
  • The chance to do all of this in a peer group full of like-minded researchers

Find out more on the ARC Accelerate page!