Innovate UK ICURe ENGAGE is a 4-week, part-time programme tailored for research students and technicians. This programme aims to identify potential beneficiaries of research, introduce participants to tools for commercialisation, and foster consideration of entrepreneurship as a pathway for achieving societal impact and a viable career choice.

The ICURe Engage programme is open to all research students (including those pursuing research master’s degrees, 1st or 2nd year PhD students, and Post-Docs) as well as technicians from all disciplines who are interested in entrepreneurship. This opportunity is available regardless of whether they already have an idea, as the programme introduces them to ICURe and provides the space and opportunity to think about entrepreneurship differently.

What’s Included? 

  • 2-day training bootcamp from Impact experts.
  • Introduction to ICURe, ideation, design thinking and Value Proposition Canvas.
  • Weekly  hour-long conversations with peer group support and mentor for 3 Weeks.

  • Around 5 hours of self-study and research over the 3 weeks.

  • Consideration of how a venture delivering Impact may be funded.

  • Production of a short video report reflecting on knowledge gained and research area Impact potential.
Why Attend?

Our pioneers get access to leading university resources, and fantastic networks of mentors and investors who join them early on their journey. We’re de-risking very exciting technologies which have enormous potential to change the world for the better.​

Bespoke Training For Ideation

Our unique process and resources have been designed to fit the intensive schedules of our pioneers. We provide a bespoke deep tech training programme, team-building, programmatic business and technology coaching, mentoring by leading deep tech and industry experts, engagement with client organisations, and connections to technology investors.

Upcoming ICURe Engage Cohorts

ICURe Engage <br>November 2024

ICURe Engage
November 2024

Applications Open: 30/09/2024
Applications Close: 01/11/2024
Start Date: 19/11/2024
Location: Online
Delivery Partner: Midlands Partnership

ICURe ENGAGE is a 4-week, part-time programme tailored for research students and technicians. This programme aims to identify potential beneficiaries of research, introduce participants to tools for commercialisation, and foster consideration of entrepreneurship as a pathway for achieving societal impact and a viable career choice.

The ICURe Engage programme is open to all research students (including those pursuing research master’s degrees, 1st or 2nd year PhD students, and Post-Docs) as well as technicians from all disciplines who are interested in entrepreneurship. This opportunity is available regardless of whether they already have an idea, as the programme introduces them to ICURe and provides the space and opportunity to think about entrepreneurship differently.

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ICURe Engage <br>February 2025

ICURe Engage
February 2025

Applications Open: 03/12/2024
Applications Close: 18/01/2025
Start Date: 07/02/2025
Location: Online
Delivery Partner: SETsquared Partnership

ICURe ENGAGE is a 4-week, part-time programme tailored for research students and technicians. This programme aims to identify potential beneficiaries of research, introduce participants to tools for commercialisation, and foster consideration of entrepreneurship as a pathway for achieving societal impact and a viable career choice.

The ICURe Engage programme is open to all research students (including those pursuing research master’s degrees, 1st or 2nd year PhD students, and Post-Docs) as well as technicians from all disciplines who are interested in entrepreneurship. This opportunity is available regardless of whether they already have an idea, as the programme introduces them to ICURe and provides the space and opportunity to think about entrepreneurship differently.

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