“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 Monday September 25th for the Michaelmas Term Technology i-Teams course. Teams will be notified by Thursday September 28th.
- The first session will be on Monday October 2nd at 7pm, when you will meet the inventors behind the projects, and then sessions will run every Monday at 7pm through to December 4th with a final presentation session on Thursday December 7th. 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 from October 9th – the application process for this course will open at the end of September.
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.