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Midlands ICURe Showcase Events

Twelve new university spin-out companies are gearing up to present their ideas later this month 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 twelve 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:

  • A chemical-free process for disinfection of agricultural seeds, replacing toxic pesticides
  • A real-time street level flood prediction system, providing forecasting up to 48 hours in advance
  • An eco-friendly biotech platform to produce Xylitol from industrial and agricultural waste
  • A simulation and testing model for electromagnetic wave propagation, to allow improved planning of radio and mobile communications.

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