Conception.

Conception is a new 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; with emphasis on Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, and the Internet of Things.

Image

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

STUDENT COHORT 1 CELEBRATION EVENT, CONCEPTION NETWORK APPLICATIONS OPEN

20 SEPTEMBER 2018

15 NOVEMBER 2018

COHORT 2 APPLICATIONS OPEN

COHORT 1 SHOWCASES TO INVESTORS

29 NOVEMBER 2018

15 FEBRUARY 2019

COHORT 2 APPLICATIONS CLOSE

COHORT 1 SHOWCASES 2 (Tentative)

END OF FEBRUARY 2019

15 MARCH 2019

COHORT 2 ENTREPRENEURS RECRUITED

Students

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

Image
Image

Entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors.

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

Our Partners:

Image