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EnterpriseTECH projects

We accept project proposals from inventors irrespective of whether they are within the University, other institutions or industry. Proposals from those working in science, medical, engineering and general technology are of particular interest as these areas match well with the academic and research backgrounds of the teams.

We aim to align broadly with the strategic research and innovation themes of UK Research and Innovation. These are some of our 2018 projects.

Medical devices
Low-cost PoC haemoglobin measuring device
Microdialysis sensor
Incremental micro dosage brain syringe
Central line protective disc against CRBI
Patient controlled analgesia device
Papworth mOrgan re-perfusor
Light-sheet microscopy for slide-free non-destructive pathology of large clinical specimens
Manufacturing the future
NanoLink: a multifunctional molecular species for nano-bio hybrid design
Blueberry Muffin: a chemical reaction control platform
Nano-carbon enabled coatings
Enabling wearable and textile electronics with printed electronic inks
Micron-scale metal foam wicks for improved electronics cooling
Data & digital economy
IoT networks for a digital built Britain
Botprobe: making threat big data manageable
IoT in the circular economy
Global life science research tools marketplace
Blockchain-coded stable isotope-labelled compounds for anti-counterfeiting
AI bazaar: Vzzr artificial intelligence platform
Food production & security
Automated imaging of nursery strawberry plants for health and quality
Quantitation of food-borne receptor-stimulants for safer, healthier processed foods
Topical deposition technology for in situ formation of antimicrobial dressings
Machine learning for automated identification of agricultural features from aerial imagery
Acidified nitrite to prevent spoilage of bagged cress
Biotechnology and Bioenergy
Photo-bioreactor system for growing microalgae to extract valuable chemicals
A bio-electrochemical system using photosynthetic organisms
Bioscience for health
Macrophage HT assay for preclinical screening of novel immuno-modulators
Opti-OX - an optimised inducible overexpression system
Novel Saccharomyces protein expression system
Sustainable future
Lead acid battery recycling for informal markets in emerging economies
Roadmap for zero-carbon existing buildings
Camposite©, a planet-friendly replacement for plastics
Life-cycle assessment of critical materials in the construction sector
Future healthcare solutions
Bacterial infection sample pot
Early detection of bacterial activity through microscopic cell analysis
Automated 3D printing surgical planning software for neonatal vessel reconstruction
A nanotechnology-based intelligent toilet to resolve biomarkers
Drug discovery & development
Antibiotic discovery with organic electronic technology
Flow synthesis of biologics
A novel, smarter technology to develop orally administered peptide therapeutics
DIOSynVax - digitally designed, immune, optimised, synthetic vaccines
Energy & infrastructure
PION New Energy
Connect More : Travel Less
Connected-Autonomous Vehicles
Connected Wheelchair
Local air pollution reduction
Radical oxygen measuring device
Polar ocean observing system
A low carbon-monoxide stove
Healthcare data and AI
COSMIC cancer mutation census
PRE-SS - a platform to improve clinical success
Distributed ledger for managing patient data in clinical studies
Predictive analytics for personalised cancer care
Mental well-being & diet
Novel productivity device for focus management
Full-room daylight simulation lighting to combat SAD
A novel automated dietary intervention to enhance tracking of daily food intake
Gameshow: a game to improve episodic memory


Applications will be reviewed and places offered on a rolling basis.

EnterpriseTECH Postgraduate 2020
Applications open in March 2020.

EnterpriseTECH UG 2021
Applications open in late Spring 2020.

EnterpriseTECH STAR
180 hours, 10 weeks, 20 people. Apply now to join our second cohort in this challenging follow-on programme. Deadline: 17:00 Monday 16 March 2020.

Apply for EnterpriseTECH STAR

Submit a project proposal

Download the project proposal form (docx, 53KB)

Next deadline: 30 October 2020

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