SETsquared's ICURe Programme Cohort 25 – NOW OPEN

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How does it work?

Our ICURe Programme offers university research teams with commercially-promising ideas up to £35k to ‘get out of the lab’ and validate their ideas in the marketplace.

It supports Early Career Researchers to undertake three months of full-time, intense market assessment and to have meaningful conversations with at least 100 prospective customers, regulators, suppliers, partners and competitors to validate the commercial potential of their research.

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Who should apply?

The programme is open to university research teams from all UK universities with a commercially-promising idea. There are no restrictions upon which discipline or HE institution can apply, but your team should consist of the following individuals:

 • Early Career Researcher/Entrepreneurial Lead with hands-on knowledge of the technology and research results

 • Senior researcher (Principal Investigator) who is leading the research activity

 • Technology Transfer Officer with university responsibility for commercialising the research activity

 • Business Adviser who is familiar with the research activity and experience in the commercial marketplace

For the full team descriptions and requirements, as well as eligible expenditures and expectations, please read the Guidance for Applicants

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