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Work with Cambridge PhD students and researchers

Published on 05 Jun 2023

Do you want to know if your research results or early-stage technology has commercial potential?

We invite you to submit a project proposal to EnterpriseTECH. EnterpriseTECH is a real-world learning experience with lecture series, workshops and project providing an intellectual and practical foundation in entrepreneurship. This learning-by-doing team-based programme runs twice a year.

If selected, a team will work on your project over 12-weeks, applying the learning of the lectures and workshops. They will research the market, commercial advantages and applications of your idea and put together a commercial feasibility report, a video infomercial and deliver a pitch. Please note, we usually expect our inventor teams to have some form of demonstrable results and be lead by a senior lab head/researcher or CxO of an early-stage venture. It’s free of charge for inventors.

Project proposal deadline: 17 July 2023. This will be Cohort 13, kicking off on 26 September 2023.

Key benefits for you

  • Accelerate the commercialisation of your early-stage research or novel tech
  • Benefit from the insight, diversity of thought, and work of a high calibre team of engaged students and business supervisor
  • Get customer and market feedback on your invention and get a fresh perspective on how it might be packaged for adoption and investment
  • Develop crucial connections and grow your network
  • Receive a 3000-word commercial feasibility report & 2 min video

Past projects spanned a wide range of topics from cancer therapy to sustainability, manufacturing, medtech, AI and more. You can see the full list here.

Many of our students and researchers are funded by UK research council funding, so we aim to align our project selection with the strategic themes of UK Research and Innovation.
More info and submit a project proposal here.

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