EXPLORE is an exclusive alumni programme that supports up to five deep tech entrepreneurs to increase their visibility, connections and exposure to investment in new overseas ecosystems.
EXPLORE takes the guesswork out of the decision to grow your markets beyond the UK. Through the Academy’s global network and unmatched convening ability, EXPLORE opens doors to world-class deep tech support, training and mentoring to develop lasting connections between talent and global expertise.
EXPLORE harnesses the Academy's expertise and role in deep tech innovation by creating a tailored 12-week programme for Hub Members to tap into an overseas entrepreneurship ecosystem.
Each year, EXPLORE selects a different deep tech sector and builds a 12-week programme of expert training and mentoring that culminates in a five-day mission to an international 'ecosystem-in-focus'. The opportunity is exclusively offered to nurture the talent of Hub Members who have completed an Enterprise Hub programme in the past.
Key growth areas
The content is expert-led and driven by our cohort’s needs offering you access to, and insights from, a network of industry experts, investors, and business support providers. Broadly, this will cover six key areas:
- optimising your IP strategy
- bridging business culture and expectation gaps
- recruitment and establishing operations in the new ecosystem
- expansion strategy
- understanding the political and financial landscapes of the ecosystem
- navigating regulatory hurdles
The programme will deepen your understanding of the ecosystem-in-focus, offer practical support, and prepare you for an unmissable international mission to explore, and tap into, investment and expansion opportunities.
"The EXPLORE programme and international mission to Boston helped us to bridge our network into the local biotech ecosystem that otherwise seems opaque and impenetrable. This has enabled us to effectively land and expand in Boston and access new business and investment opportunities."
Tom Fleming, COO of Arctoris
"As part of the EXPLORE programme, we went to the West Coast of the US, and met with the fresh produce industry. So our plan is to expand into the US, and hire more high-paying jobs here in the North East."
Dr Atif Syed, founder and CEO of WootZano
Expression of interest
To express your interest in applying for EXPLORE 2023-24 programme, please leave your details and a member of the team will contact you: