The Exploit phase of the Innovate UK ICURe programme provides after-support for ICURe Explore teams recommended for spin-out with ICURe support or licensing.

If teams are recommended to spin-out with ICURe support, they will receive up to 12 weeks of intensive support through Spinout and Business readiness to prepare them for company formation and business growth. This preparation enables them to apply for up to £300,000 with ICURe Exploit Funding*. In addition, ICURe spin-outs can access other dedicated programmes* through ICURe supporting partners that accelerate their development to be more attractive to investors.

If teams are recommended to license, they will receive tailored support to prepare for and exploit license opportunities.

*ICURe Exploit Funding and programmes provided by ICURe supporting partners is a competitive process.

ICURe Exploit Phases

Spinout Readiness

One month support and assessment on team readiness to spinout.


Business Readiness

Two months support for follow on funding application bid.


Investor Readiness

Support on the Investor Readiness aspect will vary from team to team.


License Readiness

Tailored support to prepare for and exploit license opportunities.


Grand Scale Kickstart for ICURe Programme

This programme will support you to develop an effective go-to-market strategy for launching your business.

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Pioneer LAUNCH Programme

This invite-only programme provides tailored support to life sciences teams towards investment readiness over 12 months.


Traction Programme 

Tailored 1-2-1 support to help your business gain early market traction in your key market sectors and become more investor ready.

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Why Enquire?

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.​

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