Interested in how new technologies are commercialised? Looking for some hands-on business skills and experience? Then read on!
“I was one of the first students who joined i-Teams. The experience really shaped my career, as I changed professional course and from an engineering student doing his PhD, became a business consultant and then project manager, and I have now founded my own company”
George Lentaris (i-Teams and Founder of EnerVibe)
By joining an Innovation i-Team, you will work for a term with post-graduates from across the University and a dedicated industry mentor. You will investigate the commercial potential of a real Cambridge invention, gaining hands-on skills and experience. Past i-Teams projects include Raspberry Pi, AQDOT, Cambridge CMOS Sensors, Sphere Fluidics, Cambridge Nanosystems, Immaterial Labs, Ampika and many others.
Projects for this course are:
1. Finding the best market for the next generation of biosensors
2. A new targeted method to reduce platelets in the bloodstream
3. Using nanopores to detect single protein or DNA molecules
Apply by Sunday March 10th . Teams will be notified by Thursday March 14th.
The first session is on Monday March 18th at 7pm, when you will meet the inventors behind the projects, and then sessions will run every Monday at 7pm from April 29th with a final presentation session on Thursday June 20th. See the i-Teams syllabus for details. Sessions are held in the Institute for Manufacturing.
The Monday evening sessions include a training lecture or workshop and time for team meetings. Past i-Teamers estimate that their projects needed about 4 hours a week of individual effort in addition to the weekly sessions. As part of their projects, team members will need to contact external industry experts by phone and email – some calls and meetings may need to take place during office hours.
Development i-Teams will also run in the Easter term on Tuesday evenings from May 7th to June 11th, with an application deadline of May 29th. Projects will be announced in mid-April.
Application form for Innovation i-Teams
Please include a covering letter indicating which project most interests you and why, and a brief CV of your background and experience. You are more likely to secure a place on a team if you specify a second choice project.