ABVentures works with a number of external organisations to promote their accelerator programmes. If any of the below are of interest please contact ABVentures to discuss.


Students will have the opportunity to immerse themselves in to the Eagle Labs network. The Student Accelerator Programme will take place over a 6 week period beginning in February 2022. Participants will learn the foundations of business from Partners and members of our eco-system. They will also have the opportunity to network with other likeminded students. Applications are open until Tuesday 4th January 2022.


Elevator’s Academic Accelerator normally runs over the summer break. The intensive, fully-funded 8-week accelerator is open to current students and recent graduates (within the last two-years), staff and academics together with academic and university spin outs. Successful candidates will work closely with mentors and industry experts to test, research, develop and refine their ideas, taking them from concept to viable business plans.



The ONE Life Sciences Boot Camp and Accelerator, delivered with We are Pioneer Group, is for researchers, academics, clinicians, and potential entrepreneurs – anyone with the ambition to develop life sciences or healthcare ideas.

It will enable you to test and develop your concept in a supportive and confidential environment; understand how to create a compelling commercial proposition; and can provide access to follow-on grant funding for your next steps. Applications are open until 7th January 2022.



Robert Gordon University has just launched the Regional Start-up Accelerator 2022 and are looking for aspiring entrepreneurs in Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire to apply. They are open to ideas from any sector, especially those focused on tackling climate change. For the first time ever, anyone living in the region can apply including University of Aberdeen students, staff and alumni. At least one of the main founders of the business must be a resident in Aberdeen City or Aberdeenshire and the team should intend to be working on the business full time within twelve months of the programme and create an impact in the North East. Applications are open until Sunday 9th January 2022.


Siemens are partnering with the University of Aberdeen to provide start-ups, academics and entrepreneurs with free access to industry-leading software that is used by thousands of businesses across the world to prepare them for the new age of digitalisation. Whether you are an entrepreneur with a business idea and no prior CAD experience, or part of a start-up who wants to improve manufacturing quality whilst reducing costs, a partnership with Siemens can provide your business with the tools and support to grow and succeed. Watch their video to find out more.

Included in the start-up programme:

  • 12-month access to Solid Edge
  • Co-marketing opportunities
  • Access to Siemens resources (e-books, white papers, videos etc.)
  • Support from community of Siemens experts at any time
  • Online training materials and certification for Solid Edge