Conception X.

Conception is an entrepreneurship programme for UCL Engineering PhD students, designed to help them launch startups based on their research. We focus on startups with a strong technological component.

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The Top Line

EXCELLENCE

PhD students at UCL Engineering  are conducting world-leading research that will have enormous impact on society and the economy. An increasing number of students are becoming entrepreneurs, inspired by the success of previous UCL companies such as DeepMind and Satalia.

OPPORTUNITY

For students, launching a startup during the degree is a fantastic opportunity. The thesis and the Minimal Viable product can overlap and complement each other. For entrepreneurs and investors, Conception provides a unique opportunity to join leading startups early on their journey.

SUPPORT

Conception takes a novel idea, then builds a team of PhDs, professionals, entrepreneurs, investors and clients to accelerate the development of an MVP with lower risk. Conception offers a modular training programme, mentorship, and tailored introductions to investors.

TIMELINE

20 SEPTEMBER 2018

STUDENT COHORT 1 CELEBRATION EVENT, CONCEPTION NETWORK APPLICATIONS OPEN

20 SEPTEMBER 2018

15 NOVEMBER 2018

COHORT 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN

29 NOVEMBER 2018

COHORT 1 SHOWCASES TO INVESTORS

29 NOVEMBER 2018

25 JANUARY 2019

COHORT 2 APPLICATIONS CLOSE

2ND WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2019

COHORT 2 - PROGRAMME LAUNCH

2ND WEEK OF FEBRUARY 2019

END OF FEBRUARY 2019

COHORT 1 SHOWCASES 2 (Tentative)

1 MARCH 2019

COHORT 2 ENTREPRENEURS RECRUITED

1 MARCH 2019

FEBRUARY - AUGUST 2019

COHORT 2 PROGRAMME TRAINING & MENTORSHIP

SEPTEMBER 2019

COHORT 2 CELEBRATION EVENT

SEPTEMBER 2019

OCTOBER 2019

COHORT 2 SHOWCASES TO INVESTORS

FEBRUARY 2020

COHORT 2 SHOWCASES 2 TO INVESTORS

FEBRUARY 2020

Students

Join Conception X to turn your research into a startup, with support and training.

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Entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors.

Join the Conception X Nexus to be part of the next generation of leading tech startups.

Our Partners:

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