“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 2007)
Founder of EnerVibe
By joining an 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.
Technology i-Teams runs in each of the three University terms, with three different projects each term. We also run our Development i-Teams programme in Michaelmas and Easter terms, with three projects each time.
Apply by Sunday March 5th for the Easter Term Technology i-Teams course. Teams will be notified by Thursday March 9th.
The first session will be on Monday March 13th at 7pm, when you will meet the inventors behind the projects, and then sessions will run every Monday from April 24th through to June 19th with a final presentation session on Thursday June 22nd. See the i-Teams syllabus for details.
Sessions are held in the Institute for Manufacturing.
All teams meet as a group regularly throughout the term, and also meet weekly as individual teams. Past i-Teamers estimate that their projects needed about 4 hours a week of individual effort in addition to the time spent in team meetings. 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.
i-Teams Cambridge is open to all post-graduate students (including 4th year undergraduates) and post-doctoral researchers from the University of Cambridge, and any member of CUTEC or Cambridge University Entrepreneurs
If your interest is in international development then our separate Development i-Teams programme will run on Tuesdays in May and June – details will be announced in early March.
You are welcome to join our presentations for this term’s Technology i-Teams programme, which will be held at the Institute for Manufacturing at 7pm on Thursday March 16th, with finger buffet from 6.30pm. Register here to attend.
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.