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ICURe Cohort 38: Key dates & expectations

Applications open


Fri 3 September 2021
Applications close


Fri 8 Oct 2021   (12.00 midday)
Notification of results sent to Cohort 38 applicants


w/c Mon 18 Oct 2021

(Early Career Researcher) ECR’s Pre-Bootcamp teleconference

w/c 10 Nov 2021

Online Bootcamp over 4-day period

Please hold this week in all team members’ diaries when you apply. The ECR will be required to attend sessions across all four days, the Senior Researcher (SR), Technology Transfer Officer (TTO) and Business Adviser MUST join sessions from the second day onwards (17 – 19 Nov).

Please note, the ECR and SR roles can only be undertaken by one person per role (i.e. you cannot have one staff member covering both roles).

Tues 16 to Fri 19 Nov 2021

Immediately after the Bootcamp, the ECR will spend 12 – 16 weeks contacting and holding online and where possible face to face meetings with target companies and organisations to test the business model. The ECR must be employed full-time on the programme for the duration until the last date of the Options Roundabout. The ECR is required to attend regular teleconferences and provide progress reports.

Mid-Point Review

This will either be a face to face or online one day review day for the ECRs.  It is hoped a face to face day will be possible, but it will depend upon current government guidelines and individual University policies.


Thurs 16 Dec & Wed 19 Jan 2022


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 21 Feb 2022


Online 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.


Thurs 3 & Fri 4 Mar 2022

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.
Go to application form

SETsquared is a partnership between

  • University of Bath
  • University of Bristol
  • University of Exeter
  • University of Surrey