Eagle Labs and University College London (UCL) have launched Conception X, a ‘venture builder’ that creates investable, early-stage deep tech start-ups founded by the nation’s best and brightest PhD students.
The initiative will enable PhDs in UCL’s top-ranked Computer Science programme to transform their dissertation into a deep tech start-up.
Following the successful trial, Eagle Labs has provided funding to launch Conception X with UCL. The investment will also enable Conception X to scale to other leading universities across the UK over the next few years.
The Eagle Labs team will offer ongoing mentorship as well as access to funding and a network of potential investors and clients. Upon completion, Conception X teams can base their operations in any of the 22 Eagle Labs across the country.
We believe deep tech has the potential to transform communities, business and society, but only if talented individuals are given the opportunity to explore the art of the possible. This programme creates the perfect space for the best and brightest students to experiment in fields that will shape the future.