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Programme overview

Cambridge Judge Business School

EnterpriseTECH is a learning programme for the student and research-focussed population at the University of Cambridge. Its aim is to stimulate practical entrepreneurial thinking in people less accustomed to thinking about business opportunities or working at the research/business interface where innovation development is ripe. 

The programme also helps accelerate early innovation in the local ecosystem working with inventors from academia, startups, SMEs and large companies; promoting awareness and know-how around the pathways involved in entrepreneurship, innovation development and commercialising science, engineering, medicine and technology-centred ideas.

There are three streams to the programme:

  • EnterpriseTECH PhD+ for PhDs and beyond - a professional development programme (September to December 2018, 30 hours contact time)
  • EnterpriseTECH Graduate - an assessed module for MPhil and MRes students from certain programmes and a professional development programme for other graduate students (starting December 2018 and ending at close of the Lent Term 2019, 24 hours contact time).
  • EnterpriseTECH UG - an assessed module currently for Physics, Chemical Engineering and Biological and Biomedical Sciences undergraduate students (Lent Term only, places are capped at 70, 20 hours contact time)

Each programme stream is part-time with most commitments spread across a few evenings (the two bookend events, specific workshops and team supervisions) and offline in your own time and with your team.

We open with EnterpriseTECH Launch Night, flash presentations (where projects are unveiled and our selected inventors present the outlines of their proposals) and close the evening with a networking reception. The programme concludes with EnterpriseTECH Pitch Night; a lively event where teams pitch to selected groups of interested parties (including the inventors) and is followed by a closing reception. In between, there are compulsory lectures and workshops plus dedicated team supervisions.

In addition to the contact time above covering lectures, workshops, and supervisions, we expect participants to be prepared to contribute a further 50 hours of their own time (during the research spell of several weeks) to team and homework. All project work is subject to a strict Confidentiality Disclosure Agreement policy as set out by the University of Cambridge Research Office.

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+
Final deadline 20 Jun 2018

EnterpriseTECH Graduate
Final deadline 9 Nov 2018

EnterpriseTECH UG
Final deadline 23 Nov 2018

Apply for EnterpriseTECH

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Please apply early to avoid disappointment.

Contact us

+44 (0)1223 765329