Do you see an opportunity to make impact on society with your research? Can you turn your research into a product or service which solves a market need? And most important are you keen on bringing your research one step further into the market? Apply now for the Science Venture program! Science Venture is for postdocs, researchers, lecturers or employees who want to bring science based innovations from UU, UMCU or HU to the market. Click here for other criteria.

Science Venture offers 3-weekly progress meetings with peer entrepreneurial scientists, training on entrepreneurial skills and fundamentals of starting a business, introductions through the UtrechtInc network, a dynamic environment, help with IP/Freedom to operate (IPR), prototyping and much more. At the end of the program you know what the potential of your project is, whether a startup is the way to bring it to the market and to what extend you want to be involved in this startup company.

If you continue with your startup, you can pitch to the UtrechtInc Advisory Board to build you healthy company with our support and receive € 18.000 funding. UtrechtInc’s goal is to make you successful and and once successful we ask you to contribute a small part of that success to UtrechtInc and to share the same opportunity that you have had with the next generation entrepreneurs. Your investment (in your project): minimum of 1 day per week, preferably 2 days per week and a fee of € 2.250. It is recommended to discuss the needed time and finance with your current employer in order to participate in the Science Venture program.

Are you interested? On the 8th of February you can meet up with UtrechtInc! Apply here for the meeting and network drink. If you’re interested for the acceleration program, please sign up for the program here or contact Ruben Brands and we will meet to discuss your possibilities. Deadline is the 19th of February.