LONDON'S HARDWARE ACCELERATOR FOR STARTUPS THAT DESIGN AND MAKE PHYSICAL PRODUCTS
Every year we look for the most ambitious hardware startups to join our 9-month programme that starts in mid-September. We'll be opening up our next application round in early June 2017.
Each team receives free office space, 24/7 access to high-end prototyping labs, a £5k grant and deep commercial and product development expertise. In return, the CRL takes 6% equity in each company.
The programme has two main phases. An initial Acceleration (first 3 months) focusing on equipping the startups with the business and product development foundations. Followed by Runway (6 months) where the design for manufacture ramps up alongside preparing for investor readiness. Included in this is a trip to Shenzhen, China or visits to other potential UK and European manufacturers. The programme culminates in the CRL Hardware Showcase – a chance for all teams to present to an influential audience of buyers, investors and prospective partners.
Whether you are working on your product and don’t know how to turn it into a business; an early stage startup looking for scalable growth and funding; or currently going through the process of design for manufacture - we would like to hear from you!