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The award for each Astellas Future Innovator Prize winner will:

  • Cover the cost of one lab bench and research instrument access for one year at MBC BioLabs.
  • Provide access to Astellas’ R&D scientists, mentors, business leaders and the Astellas network.

Apply for an Astellas Future Innovator Prize:

Selection process:

  • All applications will be reviewed by the Astellas selection committee. Five proposals will be selected as finalists and notified accordingly.
  • The five finalists will be invited to pitch in front of Astellas senior leadership on December 6th at the Final pitch event.
  • Up to two winners will be awarded an Astellas Future Innovator Prize.

Disclaimer: The decision to award any Astellas Future Innovator Prize, and the assessments underlying such decision, are solely within the judgment of Astellas and are not subject to any objection or appeal.





Apply now.

We are looking forward to your application. Please send your application here:




MBC BioLabs, a full-service incubator offering laboratories, office space, meeting rooms, and staffed facilities with millions of dollars’ worth of equipment. By fundamentally changing the approach to life science research, we give entrepreneurs the playground to be creative. We lower the barriers to entry, minimize the start-up hurdles and provide a launchpad to take theories from hypothesis to data. Because we believe their success will not only change their business, it will impact the lives of many.


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