Gain hands-on skills and training as part of a team investigating the commercial potential for a real Cambridge invention.
“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 a Technology i-Team, you will work for a term with students 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 and many others.
Projects for this course are:
- Using single photons in visible light quantum systems for cryptography, communications and sensing, with Dr. Rachel Oliver & Dr. Matthew Applegate, Materials Science & Metallurgy, and Physics
- Growth factors for stem cell culture, regenerative medicine and bioprocessing, with Dr. Marko Hyvonen, Biochemistry & Dr. Catherine Onley, Qkine
- Finding the best healthcare applications for an AI-powered voice interface to web-based services, with Anthony Silver, Voice for Good
Apply by Monday March 12th for the Easter Term Technology i-Teams course. Teams will be notified by Thursday March 15th.
The first session will be on Monday March 19th at 7pm, when you will meet the inventors behind the projects, and then sessions will run every Monday at 7pm from April 23rd to June 18th with a final presentation session on Thursday June 21st. See the i-Teams syllabus for details. Sessions are held in the Institute for Manufacturing.
All teams meet on Monday evenings which includes 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 Easter term, with applications opening in April and a deadline of May 1st.
Apply for Technology 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.