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Submit your idea to the VentureVersity


Calling all Leicester & Leicestershire Academics! Are you sitting on a discovery or idea that might have a commercial angle but you don’t know what to do next?

VentureVersity is a new funded collaboration between Leicester, Loughborough and De Montfort Universities plus the wider local entrepreneurial community to turn your ideas into spin-outs and business collaborations.

Things that matter:-
Interesting ideas
An enquiring mind
Energy to move it forward

Don’t worry about:-
Previous business experience
Detailed business plans

There will be opportunities to start your own business or work alongside established business owners.

Successful applicants will receive support from friendly experienced entrepreneurs, advisors, and investors, plus a chance to win funding and a place on a unique academic-led accelerator programme

We welcome applications from all parts of our diverse community and from all academic disciplines. Applicants who have already disclosed their ideas to their respective technology transfer offices are absolutely welcome to apply.

Privacy: If your registration is accepted your profile will appear on their page at and people will be able to request introductions to you. You will only be contacted when someone requests an intro and the owner approves that request. Your private contact data will only be shared with the requester if the introduction is approved by you and the owner.

My identity (profile picture & name) should be:
Accepted file types: jpg, jpeg, png, gif.
Publicly visible field.
Publicly visible field
Private – only visible to project owners and accepted collaborators
Publicly visible field.
Tell us what you do, e.g. "Postdoc researcher in textiles manufacturing" or "Lab technician in cardiovascular science"
Briefly tell is about the idea or discovery you've had and how this might translate into a commercial proposition
Accepted file types: pdf, Max. file size: 5 MB.