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Querrey InQbation Lab

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About the Querrey InQbation Lab

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

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. The InQbation Lab is a university incubator that extends Northwestern’s excellence in research-driven innovation by accelerating translation of its rich research portfolio. Through programming and space, the InQbation Lab provides support and resources for the very early stages of company formation, allowing the University to immediately enable near-term opportunities and increase the pipeline of startup companies.

Our Programs

We offer programming to resident startups and the greater Northwestern community.

We are building a 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.


Featured Programs

Mentor Network
Connect with a wide range of experts, entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals as a resource for early-stage NU teams.

Join programming that promotes women academic entrepreneurs.

Our Spaces

Check out our currently available spaces.

Our spaces provide opportunities to meet, collaborate and do translational science.

Resident Teams

Work alongside the innovative minds behind some of Northwestern's most promising startups.

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

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Developing smart solutions for implantable medical devices

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Developing customizable nanostructured coating for industrial clean up

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Producing high-quality proteins with a novel bacterial expression platform

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Developing wearable technologies to monitor chronic medical conditions

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Developing a novel small sample blood collection technology for lead testing

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Designing cell-free biosensors for rapid detection of water contaminants

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Developing a synthetic biology discovery platform to harness the therapeutic potential of extracellular vesicles

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Building next-generation lithium-ion batteries

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Treating myeloproliferative neoplasms with novel therapeutics

Startup Resources

How can I get started?

Northwestern's entrepreneurial faculty and resident startups can take advantage of resources that include mentorship, legal assistance, discounts, funding, work spaces and more.

News & Events

Latest News

Better radiological images, with half the radiation

June 1, 2023
from Northwestern Now

A decade ago, Northwestern chemistry professor Mercouri Kanatzidis and other scientists discovered that cesium lead bromide, a material being studied for applications in solar cells, has the ability to detect high-energy X-rays and gamma rays.

Lisa Dhar

Lisa Dhar named associate vice president for innovation

March 30, 2023
from Northwestern Now

After a national search, Northwestern has appointed Lisa Dhar associate vice president for innovation. In this capacity, Dhar will lead the Innovation and New Ventures Office (INVO), a unit integral to advancing the University’s research impact through translation and entrepreneurship.

Upcoming Events


Introduction to Patent Law Opportunities for Scientists and Engineers

12:00 PM Technological Institute, 2145 Sheridan Road
The presentation will offer a brief overview of intellectual property and the patent process and discuss the role that p...

Q Sponsored Seminar by Osage University Partners | Ask a VC

11:00 AM
Osage University Partners (OUP) is a venture capital fund investing in start-ups that commercialize university research....

Q Founder Series |Term Sheets, SAFES, and Other Fundraising Issues

12:00 PM InQbation Lab, 1801 Maple Ave
The InQbation Lab's second seminar of the Q Founder Series will focus on common investment terms and structures for earl...