The UK is an internationally renowned centre of excellence for life sciences with strong innovation, research, development and manufacturing assets across the sector. Biotech entrepreneurs have a unique opportunity to change the world by developing life-changing medicines and cures for disease. 

The skills needed to start and grow a biotech company are complex. BIA works collaboratively with member companies and partners to develop effective skills programmes.

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PULSE - Programme for Up and coming Life Sciences Entrepreneurs

PULSE is a free three-day leadership and entrepreneurship training programme developed by the BIA and the Francis Crick Institute. It is aimed at aspiring leaders and first-time CEOs looking for practical advice, support and feedback from experienced entrepreneurs, investors and suppliers.

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Success Stories

Read the stories from Future Leaders Fellowship, UKRI Innovation and the In2scienceUK Scholars.

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BIA's Innovation Map

This tool is designed to help navigate the UK incubators, accelerators, training programmes and other support available to establish or grow your business.

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N-Site contains key documents, guidance and legislative developments of relevance to life science business, ensuring that you have the right information to help you make critical strategic decisions. 

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STEM Scholars Programme

Johnson & Johnson launched an innovative new programme in the UK to help drive a more diverse health care workforce and ensure that all young people have equal opportunities to pursue a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). 

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British Neuroscience Associations (BNA) Scholars Programme

Now in its second year, the BNA Scholars programme was created to improve equity, diversity and inclusion (EDI) in neuroscience by supporting neuroscience students from under-represented ethnic groups through mentoring and building a supportive community within the discipline and the BNA.

Nuffield Research Placements (NRP)

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NRP are engaging, real-life research or development projects, where talented year 12 (or equivalent) students are placed at the heart of a UK host organisation. Placements are being sought for students from across the West Midlands and England - high-attaining, motivated students from first in family backgrounds and/or socially and economically disadvantaged families that are on a post-16 education pathway to develop their science, technology, engineering or mathematics (STEM) skills. Areas of interest for this year includes data analysis, biology, medicine, data science, bio-med and more. Please contact Bethany at Coventry University for more information.