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 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:
1. Improving AI safety by mapping what AIs really learn, with Botty Dimanov of the Computer Lab
2. Using AI based micro drones to improve crop yields and reduce pesticide usage, with Dr. Sohab Sarfaz, Materials Science & Speedy Quarks
3. A new method of identifying the genes behind genetic diseases, with Dr. Luba Chakalova, Babraham Institute & snpr
Apply by Monday December 10th . Teams will be notified by Thursday December 13th.
The first session is on Monday January 14th at 7pm, when you will meet the inventors behind the projects, and then sessions will run every Monday at 7pm with a final presentation session on Thursday March 21st. 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.
Medical i-Teams is also running on Tuesday evenings in Lent term, with an application deadline of December 10th. You are welcome to apply for both courses but please make it clear which is your preferred one.
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.