Conception X was founded at University College London in 2018 to tackle humanity’s greatest challenges with entrepreneurial tools and mindsets. Today, the Conception X programme and its founders are at the forefront of culture changing in higher education. Preparing academia and the next generation of PhDs for leadership roles in the economies of the future.

A venture programme that helps PhDs launch deep tech startups based on their research and receive enterprise training designed for scientists and engineers. In our model, the university is the incubator. Conception X enables PhD candidates to explore entrepreneurship as a career choice alongside their degree. 

Our process and resources have been designed to fit intensive research timelines of PhD students. Conception X is open to PhDs from all universities after launching in University College London. We are student founder-friendly, and make it our mission to help some of the brightest people in the world become venture scientists.




69 Wilson Street




Are you a tech startup with an MVP? Make IDEALondon your new home.

University College London
Capital Enterprise