Lean Launch Programme: Options Roundabout pitches
Our first cohort of teams will pitch to a specially invited audience of investors, corporates & media on 23rd May 2019 in Grand Central Hotel Belfast
A COMMUNITY OF INNOVATORS, ENTREPRENEURS AND INVESTORS COMMERCIALISING UNIVERSITY RESEARCH
The ICURe (“Innovation-to-Commercialisation of University Research”) Programme trains, funds and supports teams led by university early-career researchers (ECRs) to determine whether there is a market for products or services that utilise their research, science or technology. Up to £35,000 of funding is available to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate these commercially-promising ideas in the marketplace.
Led by The Queens University of Belfast with supported from Innovate UK , ICURe NxNW is open to all universities, but with a regional emphasis covering Northern Ireland, Scotland and the north of England. In the year to March 2020, we will be supporting a further 34 teams validate their commercially-promising innovations.
FIND SMART IDEAS, BUILD POWERFUL RELATIONSHIPS, CREATE SUCCESSFUL VENTURES
Applications for Cohort D will open July 2019
ICURe will fund selected teams to prove market demand for their research with funding of up to £35k for the 3-month Market Validation stage.
The ICURe approach
ICURe provides up to £35,000 of funding to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate commercially-promising ideas in the marketplace. Each team comprises the Researcher, his or her Senior Researcher, an external Business Adviser and a member of the university's Technology Transfer Office (TTO).
Early Career Researcher
Up to £35,000 to validate the commercially-promising innovation.
Increase engagement with Industry and funding to accelerate impact from your research.
Entrepreneurial Business Adviser
Join a team and explore a potential role beyond the end of the project.
Technology Transfer Office
Expertise and understanding of university process and policy.