Next generation health innovators seek industry support

19 June 2020

Join the inaugural year of Broadening Horizons – a cross-sector mentoring programme seed-funded by the Wellcome Trust.

The aim of this programme is to support early-career researchers with their professional development by connecting mentees from academic institutions with mentors from industry. The programme will also create networking opportunities via an online platform and both live and digital events.

Broadening Horizons is a cross-sector mentoring programme designed to support, develop and empower early-career researchers
who are interested in translational research for impact on health.

In its first year the programme will help to raise awareness of translational career paths, by connecting mentees with mentors from industry. The programme will also create networking opportunities via an online platform and both live and digital events.

A mentoring programme like Broadening Horizons will serve to inspire the next generation of early career researchers to explore their future career paths, whether remaining in academia or transferring to industry, creating a community of individuals committed to their personal growth and that of others.

Being a mentor can help your staff to grow in their own careers and develop skills such as communication, empathy and leadership. Participating in this programme would also give mentors insight into other organisations and expand their network - creating new connections, creativity and inspiration. More importantly, mentors from your organisation will bring these benefits back to you.

For further information and how the programme works, its benefits, key timelines and the commitment required from organisations and their participants, please click here

In its first year, the Wellcome Trust are seed-funding the programme and there is no cost to participating organisations.


Sign-up your organisation to participate now by emailing
Mentors need to be nominated (and their profiles provided) by 30th September 2020.
An online launch event will take place on the 19th November 2020.