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 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:
- Investigating the market potential for a new microscope designed to observe real-time membrane-protein interactions, with Dr. Andrew Thompson, Medicine
- Finding the best commercial approach for a tool to monitor and improve Fortran code, with Dr. Andrew Rice & Matthew Danish, Computer Lab
- Developing a go-to-market strategy for an online real-time laboratory notebook application, with Jake Scofield, LabStep & Alisa Molotova
Apply by Tuesday September 25th for the Michaelmas Term Innovation i-Teams course. Teams will be notified by Thursday September 27th.
The first session will be on Monday October 1st at 7pm, when you will meet the inventors behind the projects, and then sessions will run every Monday at 7pm until December 3rd with a final presentation session on Wednesday December 5th. 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 Michaelmas term, with an application deadline of October 9th.
Apply 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.