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Querrey InQbation Lab

The Querrey InQbation Lab

The InQbation Lab is Northwestern's hub for resources and space to translate Northwestern’s excellence in research-driven innovation out to the public.  A home for early-stage, science-driven startups and the nucleus for a wide range of enabling programming for our university's faculty, researchers, and students, the InQbation Lab accelerates impactful technologies to society.

The Querrey InQbation Lab was named in honor of Kimberly K. Querrey (’22, ’23 P), chair of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees.


Q is for inQbation

Q is for inQbation – where ideas, companies, people and products are incubated and accelerated. The Querrey InQbation Lab is where Questions become solutions.

Our Programming & Spaces

We provide space and community to bring together like-minded talent.

Through proximity and collaboration, our programs create a place for the best ideas and entrepreneurial knowledge to converge and for our network of funding and resources to expand.

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The Querrey InQbation Lab offers a variety of programs related to different phases of the commercialization process.

Our programs are open to Northwestern startups, faculty, undergraduate and graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows.

Our Programs
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The InQbation Lab offers private offices for resident startups, private and shared labs, foundries, conference rooms, classrooms and collaborative workspaces.

Our Spaces
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Northwestern's entrepreneurial faculty and resident startups can take advantage of resources including mentorship, legal assistance, funding, work spaces, libraries, and more.

Startup Resources

Our Mission

Lisa Dhar, Northwestern's Associate Vice President for Innovation, explains the mission and purpose of the Querrey InQbation Lab.

Meet our team

How can I get started?

Make your mark on Northwestern's Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Getting Started

News & Events

Latest News

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Upcoming Events


Q Founder Series | Building Financial Statements for Hardtech Startups

1:00 PM
Northwestern University's Querrey InQbation Lab features the Q Founder Series, which focuses on critical topics that ear...

FoundHer Stories | A Fireside Chat with Janice Chen

1:00 PM
Northwestern University's Querrey InQbation Lab is hosting the FoundHer Stories series to amplify the startup stories of...

Q Founder Series | SBIR/STTR: A Program Supporting Innovation in R&D

12:00 PM 1801 Maple Avenue
The SBIR/STTR program is a federal grant and contracting program that awards more than $3 billion a year to small busine...