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ICURe Cohort 32: Key dates & expectations

Applications open Monday 21 September 2020
Applications close Thursday 5 November 2020
Notification of results sent to Cohort 32 applicants Around 20 November 2020
ECR’s Pre-Bootcamp teleconference – Introduction and Welcome 26 November 2020
ECR’s Pre-Bootcamp teleconference – Online techniques for ICURe
3 December 2020
ECR’s Pre-Bootcamp teleconference – Introduction to the verbal Business Card
10 December 2020
ECR’s Pre-Bootcamp teleconference – Introduction to features, benefits & values
17 December 2020
Online Bootcamp over a 5-day period

Please hold this week in all team members’ diaries when you apply. The ECR will be required to attend sessions across all five days, the Senior Researcher, TTO and Business Adviser MUST join sessions from the second day onwards.

Please note, the ECR and SR roles can only be undertaken by one person per role (ie time cannot be split between two staff).

Monday 4 to Friday 8 January 2021

 Immediately after the Bootcamp, the ECR will spend 3 months contacting and holding online meetings with target companies and organisations to test the business model. The ECR must be employed full-time on the programme for 3 months until the last date of the Options Roundabout. The ECR is required to attend regular teleconferences and provide progress reports.

Options Roundabout Training Day – The ECR (plus optional one other team member) must attend either online or at a venue (to be confirmed) which supports the preparation of the final presentation to the panel w/c 15 or 22 March 2021
Options Roundabout Panel – The Team will deliver their ‘ICURe Journey’ final presentation at the Options Roundabout (each team will be allocated a slot on one of 2 days). The Options Roundabout panel will provide feedback to the team on commercialisation options they feel are most appropriate for the project/team at that stage. w/c 29 March 2021

Application Process

  • Please complete the application form clearly and concisely, remembering that the review panel may not be experts in the field of your technology.
  • Please ensure you follow the word count guide.
  • Sections with * must be completed.
  • Before submitting your application, please ensure all members of the team are aware of the application and available on the dates of the cohort bootcamp, also that your TTO is aware and supportive of your application.
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