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Querrey InQbation Lab

The Querrey InQbation Lab

The InQbation Lab is a university incubator that extends Northwestern’s excellence in research-driven innovation and accelerates impactful technnologies to the public.

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

Using cancer’s strength to fight against it

February 7, 2024
from Northwestern Now

Prof. Jae Choi and team identifies a new technique that makes human T cells 100 times more potent at killing cancer cells.


Durable plastic pollution easily, cleanly degrades with new catalyst

November 30, 2023
from Northwestern Now

Northwestern chemists discover new catalyst that quickly, cleanly and completely breaks down Nylon-6, found in fishing nets, carpet, clothing, without leaving harmful byproducts behind.

Upcoming Events


Q Founder Series | Financial Statement Analysis for 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 Peyton Greenside

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 101

12:00 PM
Is The SBIR/STTR Program Right for You? The SBIR/STTR program is a federal grant and contracting program that awards mor...