Following the success of last years 2 cohorts, Team Services will continue to partner Warwick Ventures to deliver the Midlands ICURe programme during 2019/2020.
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.
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 approximately 30 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.