Centres for Doctoral Training (CDTs) are one of the three main ways by which EPSRC provides support for Doctoral Training.
EPSRC-funded centres bring together diverse areas of expertise to train engineers and scientists with the skills, knowledge and confidence to tackle today’s evolving issues, and future challenges. They also provide a supportive and exciting environment for students, create new working cultures, build relationships between teams in universities and forge lasting links with industry.

Cross CDT Dragon’s Den 2017

What is it?

A unique opportunity for CDT students  across the College to work together, develop an idea and showcase its commercial potential to a VIP panel of guests for the chance to win £5,000.
Those taking part will develop a good understanding of intellectual property, business opportunity analysis, write business plans and present them!

Who can participate?

This year’s Dragon’s Den is open to MRes and PhD students in the following CDTs:

  • High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems
  • Neurotechnology
  • Mathematics of Planet Earth
  • Sustainable Civil Engineering

Why take part?

It’s a great chance for you to develop an idea that you are passionate about and win funding to realise it! You will attend 5 monthly sessions to create, improve and fund your idea. The skills gained from participating in the Dragon’s Den will be invaluable to your personal and professional development whether you intend to stay in academia, work for an SME or a large corporation.