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Querrey InQbation Lab

Mentor Network Starting Fall 2022

The Mentor Network Program will begin in Fall 2022 to establish a pool of mentors, advisors, and board and management talent for Northwestern entrepreneurs. Learn more about the program.

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
This program offers a wide range of experts, entrepreneurs, investors, and professionals as a resource for early-stage teams.

Learn to present your project in a way that attracts potential external partners or investors.

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 wearable technologies to monitor chronic medical conditions

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Designing cell-free biosensors for rapid detection of water contaminants

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Building next-generation lithium-ion batteries

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

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Northwestern names multimillion-dollar technology accelerator

March 7, 2022
from Northwestern Now

Northwestern University announced today it will name its new multimillion-dollar technology accelerator the Querrey InQbation Lab in honor of Kimberly K. Querrey (’22, ’23 P), chair of the Innovation and Entrepreneurship Committee of Northwestern’s Board of Trustees.

The accelerator will be at 1801 Maple Ave. in Evanston. Photo by Stephanie Kulke

Northwestern plans multimillion-dollar technology accelerator

August 19, 2021
from Northwestern Now

Northwestern University announced today it will create a multimillion-dollar technology accelerator in downtown Evanston to support startup companies led by Northwestern faculty in health, life sciences and related fields, amplifying scientific discovery and innovation by supplying the laboratory space, networking opportunities and management training necessary to address the world’s biggest problems.

Upcoming Events


INVOForward Therapeutics | The IP Landscape: Patentability, Strategy & Freedom to Operate

11:00 AM
How do you protect your IP and when should you do it? Please join us for the third INVOForward seminar during which John...

INVOForward Therapeutics | Purple Cow: Standing Out Among the Therapeutic Crowd

12:00 PM
Does your potential therapeutic stand out? Please join us for the fourth INVOForward seminar during which Marta New (CEO...

FoundHer Series | Demystifying Venture Capital: Tips and Best Practices for Getting Funded for Academic Entrepreneurs

12:00 PM
Northwestern University's Querrey InQbation Lab is hosting the FoundHer Series to amplify women academic innovators & en...