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EnterpriseTECH UG

EnterpriseTECH undergraduates

EnterpriseTECH is offered in Lent Term for up to 70 undergraduates an assessed (borrowed) module for undergraduates from:

  • Department of Physics Part III students
  • Department of Chemical Engineering Part IIB students
  • Modern & Medieval Languages Part II students
  • Biomedical & Biological Sciences Part II students.

It is not currently offered to students outside these programmes.

EnterpriseTECH is a demanding and practical programme where teamwork is key. Your personal motivation will be an important contributor to your team's success. You will be allocated a project and assigned to a team by the Programme Director.

Application deadlines by department

Applications for Lent 2020 are now closed. Students will be able to register online through these webpages for the Lent 2021 programme from October 2020.

Have a look at our photographs from the Lent 2019 undergraduate cohort

This is a popular programme and places are limited. In your application you are also required to provide a short personal statement that expresses your motivation and interest in participating in the programme. You are informed by the end of the Michaelmas Term if your application has been successful, unless there are separate arrangements with your department.

Programme dates for 2020

Thursday 16 January EnterpriseTECH Launch Night (evening)
Mondays and Thursdays, 20 January - 13 February Lecture series 16:00-18:00
Monday 20 January Team building workshop - Group 1 19:00-21:00
Thursday 23 January Team building workshop - Group 2 19:00-21:00
Monday 17 February Pitching workshop - Group 1 16:00-18:00
Thursday 20 February Pitching workshop - Group 2 16:00-18:00
Wednesday 11 March EnterpriseTECH Pitch Night (evening)
Friday 13 March Assignment deadline (midnight)

Assessment

Individual assessment 25%
Two-minute team video 10%
Five-minute pitch 15%
3,000-word team commercial feasibility report 50%

Module marks are returned to the course directors at home departments and faculties. Although results are not communicated to students, we send detailed feedback on the team efforts back to teams before Easter Term. Results are available to students after the Examiners Meeting in June at their own departments. Participants must submit all assignments by Friday 13 March 2020.

EnterpriseTECH has been a fantastic opportunity to delve into how scientific ideas can be applied in the real world. Before doing the programme, I knew next to nothing about the commercialisation process, but having done EnterpriseTECH I would now feel reasonably confident in setting up a company. It has been the most useful programme of my entire time at Cambridge and will be enormously useful in my career. In addition to the skills gained, the programme had introduced me to a very useful network of people for my future career. A very enjoyable programme.
Will Drake, Department of Physics, EnterpriseTECH 2019

Apply

Applications for Lent 2021 will open in late Spring 2020.