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Midlands ICURe Showcase Events

Thirteen new university spin-out companies are gearing up to present their ideas in March at two showcase events in London and Birmingham. They will be going all out to convince an invited audience of funders and investors to support their businesses in the next stage of their development.

The companies were the successful participants in the award winning ICURe programme, which is funded by Innovate UK and with the University of Warwick as one of the three national delivery partners. ICURe stands for “Innovation to Commercialisation of University Research” and the programme was set up to support university projects which have commercial potential, helping the teams to develop solid business plans based on primary market research and feedback from potential customers.

In addition, the teams will also be pitching to attract experienced business managers who can support them in their early stages as an independent company.

The technologies being showcased include:

  • AI technologies: a company providing automated assessment of risk from commercial and legal documents, and another using data in health and social care settings to enable proactive and predictive insight to care providers.
  • Environmental and energy technologies: a desalination solution for solar-powered and off-grid environments; a technology for wireless power and data transmission; a technology creating and storing hydrogen for transportation fleets of the future.
  • Medical and diagnostic technologies: a non-invasive test for metatastic cancers; a portable bone-density assessment system; a non-destructive bacteria screening technology for microbiology testing.

This event is an excellent opportunity for early-stage investors and entrepreneurial managers to engage with many of the best Innovate UK backed spin-out companies from England and Wales.

For further information, download the company profiles document here:

or to sign up for the events, visit our Eventbrite pages:

Date Location Eventbrite Link  
12th March 2019 The Shard - London London Showcase;  
19th March 2019 IET, Austin Court - Birmingham Birmingham Showcase