Opportunity: Lab by Transport for Wales Accelerator programme

Up-skill, up-scale and refine your product proposition to secure a contract of work with Lab by Transport for Wales (TfWL)


With the Lab by Transport for Wales 11-week remote accelerator programme.

TfWL, the largest dedicated rail innovation provider in Wales is recruiting innovative start-ups and entrepreneurs to take part in their first innovation accelerator programme. You have until Friday 3rd July to apply: https://www.f6s.com/labbytransportforwales2020

Partnered with Transport for Wales Rail, TfWL are looking for the most innovative businesses that can make an impact on the rail industry, by improving passenger experience, safety & wellbeing, or improving business processes.

Who is the programme for?

If you’re an entrepreneur, start-up, or scale-up with a; product or early-stage product that can be developed to improve the Transport for Wales Rail passenger experience, then we think you’d be a great fit for the programme.

It’s your chance to accelerate your start-up. Refine and develop your product, network with rail industry leaders and secure a contract of work with Transport for Wales Rail to help grow your business.

Get a full insight into the TfWL accelerator programme by visiting https://tfwlab.wales/

What is the programme?

The Lab by Transport for Wales innovation accelerator is currently recruiting for cohort 2.

This cohort will be an 11-week remote programme aimed at tech start-ups.

It is designed to help up-skill and up-scale start-ups over an 11-week period of innovation training, mentoring and workshops including:

  • Design thinking
  • User experience testing
  • Minimum viable product development
  • Gaining customer insights
  • Agile working methods
  • Product testing

TfWL are carrying out this accelerator programme in partnership with Transport for Wales Rail to help;

  • Improve passenger experience for rail users
  • Improve internal business processes
  • Implement innovation throughout Transport for Wales Rail

The programme is being ran remotely due to health and safety precautions and government guidance surrounding COVID-19. To find out how TfWL are running the entire programme remotely, check out this post.

Who is it for?

Start-ups, scale-ups or entrepreneurs with an existing product or service can apply for the programme.

Benefits of the programme?

The benefits and opportunities for successful applicants are huge. It’s your chance to get a foothold into a multi-billion pound industry, that is continually seeing growth.

The programme is designed to accelerate start-ups and within 11 weeks. Getting them to a point where they can pitch a tested prototype to Transport for Wales Rail.

Successful pitches will be rewarded a contract of work with TfWR, providing these companies the resources they need to see their project through to completion and launch their live product to the marketplace.

Along with this, start-ups will also enjoy an innovative workspace to be based out of for the duration of the accelerator programme. The programme offers networking opportunities with other start-ups as well as Transport for Wales Rail decision makers and stake holders. All candidates on the programme will also undergo training and take part in workshops to help them;

  • Define a proposition value
  • Identify their exact target market
  • Gain customer insights
  • Refine their product idea
  • Build a prototype
  • Gain feedback from real users

How to apply?

Those looking to accelerate their business and take advantage of this opportunity to grow their business and show how innovative their offering is can apply for the programme here https://www.f6s.com/tfwlab/apply

For more information about the programme, applicants can visit https://tfwlab.wales/

You can also stay up to date with the latest updates on the programme by following @waleslab on twitter.