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EnterpriseTECH students

EnterpriseTECH is an entrepreneurial learning programme that focusses on early-stage innovation in a broad range of science, engineering and technology fields. It is a part-time, project-based programme that uses project proposals submitted by inventors from across the University and various companies and organisations.

With an intensive lecture series, workshops and a team project, EnterpriseTECH stimulates practical real-world entrepreneurship in students and researchers who are keen to experience the research, innovation and business interfaces. Most other commitments, i.e. Launch Night, Pitch Night and team supervisions, are held in the evenings.

There are three streams to the programme:

  • EnterpriseTECH PhD+ - for PhD students, postdocs and early career academics and other research-focussed staff and beyond (September to December).
  • EnterpriseTECH Graduate - for MPhil and MRes students (December to March).
  • EnterpriseTECH UG - an assessed module currently for Physics, Chemical Engineering and Biological and Biomedical Sciences undergraduate students (Lent Term, 70 places).

Working in a team, the main task is to investigate an assigned project in terms of its potential to be translated into a new marketable product or technology. Students gain valuable experience in performing due-diligence on emerging technologies; work with inventors who are experts in their field. With guidance from their team business supervisor, teams produce a commercial feasibility report, a short video infomercial and learn how to pitch an idea.

By the end of the programme, students have first-hand understanding of the fundamentals of innovation development, entrepreneurship and technology commercialisation. They can apply the theories of entrepreneurship to practice and appraise ideas in terms of the context, challenges, and business knowledge. All participants (students, inventors and business supervisors) have opportunities to build credible networks of contacts to support future entrepreneurial endeavours.

A fantastic programme that supports new technologies, bringing a commercial focus to technical solutions. The credibility and gravitas of a commercial study of our technology by Cambridge students is invaluable.
Jim McDougall, Outfield Technologies, EnterpriseTECH Inventor, 2018


EnterpriseTECH PhD+
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EnterpriseTECH Graduate
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EnterpriseTECH UG
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Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until the cohort is full.

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+44 (0)1223 765329