All our academic staff have access to the following training and development programmes run by Queen’s University Belfast, in collaboration with external partners. The programmes are fully funded by QUBIS and third parties.
In collaboration with Helix Innovation Partnerships, the North by Northwest Consortium’s Lean Launch Programme is a novel five–week pre–accelerator programme where university researchers have the opportunity to:
Graduates of the programme have included spin–outs Causeway Sensors, Green Lizard Technologies and Phion Therapeutics, which have gone on to raise investment, secure grant funding, win awards and secure success in their respective markets.Previous Programmes
This pre–accelerator programme trains and supports teams in various locations over a four–month period. Selected teams will gain tools, expertise, connections and mentors to help them better understand the needs of their customers and validate their business idea. At the end of the programme, participants pitch their idea to a panel of industry experts, receiving constructive feedback and the chance to win one of three equity–free cash prizes.Read More
The ICURe (Innovation–to–Commercialisation of University Research) Programme trains, funds and supports teams led by university early–career researchers to determine whether there is a market for products or services that use 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.
Projects which emerge through the ICURe process, and have the potential to form new start–up companies, will be eligible to receive up to an additional £15,000 to develop their business plans.Find Out More