“Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research.”

Warwick Innovations is in its third year of delivering the ICURe programme for the Midlands region. ICURe – Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research is a three month customer discovery programme, designed using lean start-up methodology and funded by Innovate UK. ICURe 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.

In 2018-19, Midlands ICURe trained and supported 41 teams from 22 universities, and 46% succeeded in going through to the spinout business planning stage.