Great minds
don’t think alike

Welcome to Imperial Enterprise Lab, the place where the next generation of student innovators and entrepreneurs challenge the norm, make things happen and change the world for the better. Whatever your idea, meet your people, develop new skills, and start your journey with us.

Mission Statement

At Imperial Enterprise Lab we’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of student innovators and entrepreneurs.

We help students to think outside the box, break boundaries and dare to be different. We think anyone can be an entrepreneur and believe diversity is a competitive advantage not a tick box.

Bringing together people from different disciplines, cultures, backgrounds, and life experiences to look situations from new angles is how problems get solved and, we all win.

Whether you want to test an idea, tackle a pressing social or environmental challenge, develop new skills to help you in your career, start a business or just meet interesting new people we’re here to help you.

From student competitions to speaker events and from hackathons to skills seminars, co-working space, and expert mentors we offer all the support you need, free of charge and accessible to everyone.

Great minds may not think alike, but they do start here.

What are you waiting for?

Get involved

How we
can help

Inspire

How To Talks

WE Activity Series

WE Inspire Conference

Explore

Idea Challenge

Idea surgeries

Discovery fund

Pitch ‘n’ Mix

Validate

WE Innovate

Summer Accelerator

Venture catalyst challenge

Grow

Experts in residence

Imperial Venture Mentoring Service

What’s on

Upcoming events

Discover what’s on (online, of course!) at Imperial Enterprise Lab

Pitch ‘n’ Mix
Pitch ‘n’ Mix

Event dateDecember 3, 2020

Pitch ‘n’ Mix is a monthly event that brings together like minded people to hang out, get feedback and meet new people. Sign up

Innovation Pitch
Innovation Pitch

Event dateDecember 15, 2020

Innovation Pitch showcases Imperial College London's enterprising talent. Sign up

Our community

Meet our game changers

VUI Diagnostics
VUI Diagnostics are developing a technology to provide simple, affordable and accurate retinal imaging to help address avoidable blindness around the world.
Hippocampus
Hippocampus is an immersive virtual reality solution for those who need help with their long-term memory.
The Shellworks Team
The Shellworks

This year’s VCC winners have created a plastic alternative from seafood waste that breaks down in any natural environment, allowing consumers to throw away their waste worry-free.

Jelly Drops
Jelly Drops have created hydrating treats that enable people with dementia to hydrate more often and independently.
hydroCotton
hydroCotton are growing radically sustainable cotton to help the fashion industry clean up the world’s dirtiest crop.
BIO-F Solutions
Bio-F Solutions are transforming the way our food is produced by developing eco-friendly fertilisers based on natural micro-organisms.

Read the latest
issue of D/srupt

The third issue of D/srupt has landed!

We chatted founder breakups, changing the face of accelerators and the future of entrepreneurship with Entrepreneur First Founder, Alice Bentinck OBE, learned all about the story behind Testing Business Ideas with David Bland, broke down bias with Imperial alumna and MeVitae founder, Riham Satti and got some entrepreneurial insights from experts at Imperial and beyond in our ‘How To’s’. Not to mention the awesome startups featured including VCC winners The Shellworks, Treeconomy, Multus Media and Planera.

Our magazine

Front cover of D/srupt issue 3

Get started

Book a virtual idea surgery

An Idea Surgery is the first step to accessing all of the great support we have at the Enterprise Lab, and now that we can’t meet you in person, we’ve taken them online. Simply book a time to chat with a member of the team, and we will advise, inspire and point you in the right direction.

Our impact

2018/19

 

Businesses incorporated

Million pounds funding raised

Jobs created

Individual students engaged