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Northwestern University's Querrey InQbation Lab

The Querrey InQbation Lab extends Northwestern's excellence in research-driven innovation and is a hub for University startup companies, cutting-edge research, and innovation.

Querrey InQbationLab Investment

in Illinois state capital appropriation
donation from Kimberly K. Querrey to support programming
grant from the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity to support construction of wet lab space

Our Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

innovation courses
The Garage, home to more than
student-founded startups and projects since its founding in 2015
startups launched by Northwestern faculty in the past 5 years

Foster Collaboration and Innovation

The Querrey InQbation Lab offers several high-quality spaces near the Evanston campus and enables seamless access to Northwestern facilities, resources, and expertise:

Supporting Technology-Based Economic Development

The Querrey InQbation Lab will continue to create companies, retain them, and broaden job opportunities in the Chicago area. Companies that already call the Querrey InQbation Lab home include:

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Developing new detector materials to double the resolution of x-ray and gamma-ray imaging techniques

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Creating Band-Aid-like skin sensor that non-invasively monitors brain shunt performance

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Designing cell-free biosensors for rapid detection of water contaminants

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Building next-generation lithium-ion batteries

Programming to Support the Northwestern Startup Community

Programs related to different phases of the commercialization process support Northwestern startups, faculty, and students. In addition, Tech Talks at the Querrey InQbation Lab offer local high school students the opportunity to learn from leading Northwestern faculty about technologies that will impact their lives.

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