Applications open now - closes in March 2021


Plus X Central Research Laboratory

Innovation Progamme

CRL Accelerator Programme

The CRL Accelerator is currently celebrating its 5th year anniversary. Customised to suit the needs of product makers and hardware pioneers, the accelerator programme located currently at the Central Research Laboratory will move to Plus X Powerhouse in Autumn 2021.

Part funded by the European Regional Development Fund, the 6 month CRL Accelerator is the only business support programme of its kind in Europe. Successful cohort applicants will benefit from access to experts in product design, manufacturing, customer testing, marketing and investment. The programme also offers a trip to Shenzhen, China and grant funding.

One of our most recent cohort members, Nickolai Vysokov, founder of BrainPatch says “I’m very grateful to the production team at CRL helping us round the clock to get the prototypes and the exhibition stands done and to the organizing team for putting together the programme, interviews and feedback on the pitches.”

Nine out of ten startups fail worldwide, however, startups that join CRL’s Accelerator Programme have an 80% survival rate. Since its launch in 2015, CRL has helped hundreds of startups build everything from the next generation of service robots to toys that help children suffering from chronic eczema.

Applications for our current Accelerator are now closed.  To apply for our next Accelerator programme in Autumn 2020, contact [email protected]





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