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Conception X launches new cohort with 100+ deeptech teams

A startup that’s found a way to generate and store hydrogen safely off-grid and another developing a sustainable insulation material inspired by nature are among the 107 PhD deeptech teams selected for the new Conception X cohort.  

The deeptech venture programme helps top research talent to translate scientific breakthroughs into viable products and businesses that can solve tomorrow’s problems. 

This year’s cohort includes venture scientists from 29 universities across the UK and Europe, building in climate, health, manufacturing, hardware, agriculture, robotics and more.

One team is using CRISPR technology to prevent side effects in RNA-based treatments. Others are developing new qubit designs to reduce noise and help solve one of quantum computing’s biggest challenges, and smart graphene-based fabrics for ulcer prevention. 

Over the next nine months, they will benefit from commercialisation and entrepreneurship training, coaching and expert support to launch and accelerate their startups. 

Their Conception X journey will culminate at Demo Day this November – the largest pitching event for PhD startups in the UK – where the top teams will present to more than 300 early-stage deeptech investors, founders and industry experts.

To date, Conception X has supported more than 470 PhD teams from 50+ universities, and its portfolio startups have raised £74+ million in early-stage investment and grant funding. 

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Conception X launches new cohort with 100+ deeptech teams

By beth Conception X Profile 11 Apr 2024