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

25 JANUARY 2019

COHORT 2 APPLICATIONS CLOSE

25 JANUARY 2019

27 FEBRUARY 2019

COHORT 2 - PROGRAMME LAUNCH

1 MARCH 2019

COHORT 2 ENTREPRENEURS RECRUITED

1 MARCH 2019

FEBRUARY - OCTOBER 2019

COHORT 2 PROGRAMME TRAINING & MENTORSHIP

MID-SEPTEMBER 2019

COHORT 2 DEMO DAY & CELEBRATION EVENT

MID-SEPTEMBER 2019

MID-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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