Student Innovation Events

Innovation Weekender and i-Teams return in 2020

The Hub for Innovation and Enterprise are offering two exciting events in second term, 2020. Both will enable students to gain vital innovation and creativity skills, as well as real world business experience and solutions. You will be working with successful businesses to solve real world problems.

i-Teams is a six week programme which links student teams with local companies to find solutions to real life business challenges. Your bright minds and the university’s ground-breaking research will be combined to develop commercially viable strategies and build university-industry links. Teams, who are selected from across all academic disciplines, work with the support of their team mentor, the Kent Invicta Chamber of Commerce receiving mentorship and training. Teams then present their final conclusions to their business sponsor, along with an audience of business and academic experts. Supported by EIRA.

i-Teams originated at MIT and was brought over to the UK by the University of Cambridge in 2006. Several other UK Universities have since adopted the model and implemented their own i-Teams.

If you’d rather take a weekend off from everything and take part in exciting problem solving activities and outdoor adventures then sign up to the innovation weekender. Combining innovation and an adventurous weekend away, the innovation weekender challenges you to think innovatively in teams to work towards the challenges faced by industry right now. The Hub is offering accommodation and transport to and from Bowles Rocks, and food from the 6th until the 8th March; three days of teamwork, creative thinking and innovation, working on business challenges set by our industry partners. This event is free to attend, but a £15 deposit is required, which will be refunded at the event. Supported by EIRA and in collaboration with UEA, Essex, Suffolk, NUA, Writtle College and Harlow College.


If you’d like more information please contact:



T: 01227827376

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