What is the WE Innovate @ Imperial Programme?
The WE Innovate @ Imperial Programme is the new name for the Althea Programme. The programme is a personal and professional development programme aimed at women studying at Imperial. It consists of a series of workshops designed to help you develop your enterprising idea. The programme will include high-profile speakers and tailored one-to-one mentoring.
Once the programme is complete, all participants can opt to submit their ideas to the WE Innovate @ Imperial Prize. Both the programme and its associated prize have been designed to encourage female students, through a series of exclusive development and mentoring opportunities. As individuals or by leading a team, these students will see an innovative project through to fruition.
The top prize is £10,000 and there are a series of runners up prizes.
The programme was founded in 2014 through the kind generosity of The Althea Foundation and Alexsis de Raadt St.James. We are extremely grateful to Alexsis, The Althea Foundation and there support for female entrepreneurship at Imperial College.
You can watch this short video to get a feel for the programme and hear from past participants of the programme:
The WE Innovate Programme and prize have been designed to develop female Imperial leaders who want to make a difference through an idea or project. The programme will provide tailored support focused on developing your skills and potential whilst guiding you to develop your innovative project idea.
For any questions about applying or eligibility, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WE Innovate Prize
Participants who opt to submit their entries for the WE Innovate prize will be judged by the panel on:
Innovative or entrepreneurial approach
Creativity, imagination and the ability to think of solutions outside the box
Potential adoption and/or commercialisation of the invention/concept/idea/enterprise being proposed
About the Althea Foundation
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The prize will bring together a range of internal and external partners to support applicants through the programme as part of ‘The WE Innovate Network’. The programme is specifically looking for Imperial alumni to contribute their time.
There are a variety of ways in which partners can support the prize, including through:
- Mentoring: Providing one-to-one support to students sharing experience & advice to support the development of a project.
- Expert advice: Providing technical subject expertise to support the development of the projects.
- Championing: Promoting the prize across the Imperial community.
Please complete the form below if you are interested. Alternatively, email or call us on: +44 (0)20 7594 2024.