Team Services will be partnering with Warwick Ventures to deliver the Midlands ICURe programme during 2018/2019.
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.
In the year to 31 March 2019, the University of Warwick and Queens University Belfast, supported by Innovate UK, will work alongside the programme’s original delivery partner SETsquared Partnership to run and grow the programme across the UK. The Midlands ICURe programme, led by Warwick, is open to all universities, but with a regional emphasis covering the mid-UK, from Wales to East Anglia.
The Midlands ICURe programme will support up to 24 projects in two cohorts. Projects which emerge through the ICURe process and have the potential to form new start-up companies will be eligible to receive additionally up to £15,000 to develop their business plans. More information can be found here.