Application deadline: Tuesday December 5th at 12:00
Teams notified: Friday December 8th
Course dates: Mondays from January 15th, final presentations Thursday March 14th
Sessions runs 7pm-10pm with pizza from 6.30pm
“Our team was like a small company, working together towards a common goal.”
Interested in how new medical technologies are commercialised and made available to patients and clinicians? Looking for some hands-on skills and experience? Want to work in a team with post-graduates from other departments and colleges? Then read on!
Projects for this course:
- Assessing the route to market for a diagnostic tool for early-stage Parkinsons and other neurodegenerative diseases
- Harnessing the power of bacteria for disease prevention and sustainable pest control
- Identifying degraded proteins and peptides in food and other protein-based systems
By joining an i-Team, you will work for a term with postgraduates from across the University and a dedicated industry mentor. You will receive weekly training from industry experts and investigate the commercial potential and user requirements of a real Cambridge invention. You will gain hands-on skills and experience in a real-world technology consulting-type project.
Applications are welcomed from postgraduates and researchers from any discipline. No previous commercial background required.
The programme includes weekly group sessions, team meetings and individual work. i-Teams present their final recommendations to a business and academic audience at the end of the term. The full syllabus is available here.
The course will run at the IfM (West Cambridge site) from January 15th with a final presentation session on Thursday March 14th. Sessions start with pizza at 6.30pm, a lecture or workshop at 7pm and then time for team meetings. Zoom links are available for anyone who cannot attend in person.