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New programme to develop deep tech startups

By Charlie Watts, Tuesday Oct 12, 2021

A new programme has been launched to help get startups off the ground.

QUEST, from the University of Bristol, is hoped will support the rapid generation of new quantum, engineering and scientific technology companies.

The course is being offered through the university’s Quantum Technology Enterprise Centre, with a third of quantum start-ups in the UK said to have spun out of the university.

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The six-month programme will give university researchers the chance to commercialise their tech, offering skills and training so they can start their own deep tech businesses.

Kimberley Brook, programme manager of QUEST, commented: “To ensure the UK remains at the forefront of deep tech innovation, it is vital we upskill our PhD students and researchers to enable them to develop companies based on university research.

“Through QTEC we have demonstrated that scientists make excellent CEOs and CTOs provided they are given the training, skills and support they need to succeed early on in their entrepreneurial journey.”

QUEST is now open for applications: www.qtecbristol.com/quest

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