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Become a supervisor for EnterpriseTECH.

Supervising a team of students and researchers with entrepreneurial aspirations offers an opportunity to expand your teaching and mentoring repertoire around early-phase innovation development and commercialisation processes. Our cohorts are mainly STEM-based.

Student teams are tasked with conducting a commercial feasibility study on an early stage technology (submitted by an inventor) and producing a 3,000-word report at the end of the programme. Your role is to guide the team in line with our suggested structure for supervisions.

Role of the supervisor

Supervisions are the standard method of teaching at Cambridge and you will provide three supervisions to your student team during the programme on these themes:

  • Technology and opportunity evaluation.
  • Developing the business proposition.
  • Refining the research and analysis.


The purpose is to build on the lectures the students have using a learning-by-doing approach. Each supervision lasts up to two hours and should provide a rich and intellectual learning environment. You will also be asked to provide detailed feedback for the team on their assessment pieces.

What background should I have?

We look for people who have a broad set of teaching skills in established and emerging sectors that can enrich EnterpriseTECH with professional experience, knowledge and expertise. Our supervisors are a mix of academics and external professionals, and we match projects and supervisors in a way that maximises the experience for participants.

You will be a good fit if you have a PhD or equivalent scientific or technical experience and/or an MBA plus experience in supervising students, coaching startups, setting up your own business or advising other people on their businesses. We are currently building our pool of supervisors with science, medicine and engineering backgrounds.

What will I need to do?

In addition to the supervisions, you will be required to:

  • attend an information session before the programme begins
  • attend the Launch Night and meet the student team and the inventors
  • attend Pitch Night to support your team
  • provide written feedback for your team on the commercial feasibility report, pitch deck and video infomercial.

Programme dates

EnterpriseTECH PG I: 21 September-17 December 2021

Tuesday 21 September

Launch Night

Wednesday 22-Saturday 25 September

Compulsory lecture intensive

Wednesday 22 September-Friday 17 December

Teamwork, supervisions and research spell

Wednesday 15 December

Pitch Night

Friday 17 December

Assignment deadline

EnterpriseTECH UG/PG II: 7 December 2021-11 March 2022

Tuesday 7 December

Launch Night

Wednesday 8-Saturday 11 December

Compulsory lecture intensive

Wednesday 8 December-Friday 11 March

Teamwork, supervisions and research spell

Wednesday 9 March

Pitch Night

Friday 11 March

Assignment deadline

What some of our supervisors have to say

EnterpriseTECH is an exciting new programme at Cambridge Judge Business School aimed at engaging a broad range of Cambridge staff and students in much more entrepreneurial ways than is traditional. I am impressed at the substantial application rate, indicating this programme is meeting a very relevant and timely need as Cambridge increasingly embraces innovation. With engaging short-term high-throughput learning across the year, EnterpriseTECH could substantially improve the innovative and entrepreneurial capital embedded within the Cambridge environment.
Dr Simon Forbes, Head of COSMIC, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Cambridge
My experience of supervising a team of PhD and postdoc researchers as part of the EnterpriseTECH programme here at Cambridge has been very positive. As an experienced mentor, having taught and supervised on several similar programmes at some of the world’s leading business schools, this programme stands out by the quality of both teaching and feedback. I was also impressed by the quality of the materials and how efficiently the programme is run, supporting students throughout the process, promoting a collaborative culture. It is a pleasure to be part of this community.
Dr Nicholas Ibery MB BS, LLB, MBA, MSc, DIC, MRCS, DOHNS, FRSA, FFMLM

Become a supervisor

Please fill out our online form if you’d like to get involved in supervising our EnterpriseTECH students.

Apply to become a supervisor

Contact us

General enquiries

[email protected]

+44 (0)1223 765501

Proposal enquiries

Programme Manager
Dr Ghina Halabi

[email protected]

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