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.


From E-Lab to V-Lab

Due to the ongoing situation regarding COVID-19 and Imperial’s move to remote working and study, the Enterprise Lab co-working space will be closed until further notice and upcoming events have been postponed or moved online.

The good news is we’ve gone virtual! We’ve moved all of our Idea Surgeries, Business Coaching and Expert-in-Residence support online and are supporting MBA Connect in creating the COVID-19 Task Force. You can find out how they can support you and you venture here. and are working hard to ensure that our awesome community is still coming together, sharing ideas and supporting each other, albeit virtually.

Our community of Imperial’s innovators and entrepreneurs are still sharing great ideas, asking important questions and working out how to ‘get out of the building’ to speak to customers when you’re literally stuck IN the building. The Enterprise Lab will also be sharing our latest updates and some new virtual content on Slack and our social channels, so stay tuned! 

Venture Catalyst Challenge Grand Final 2020

Have you seen who won the £20k Grand Prize in this years VCC? Check out who took home the metaphorical crown (no spoilers here!) and all the other prize winners world-changing ideas at the Virtual VCC Grand final! 

Join the conversation

Who said self-isolation has to be dull? Our community of Imperial’s innovators and entrepreneurs are still working on world-changing ideas, ground-breaking innovations new ways of thinking online. Join the conversation on slack and stay up to date with the latest from the Lab.

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.


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?

How we can help

I want to…

Learn new skills and meet cool people

Test my idea and get feedback

Enter a competition and develop my idea

Raise funding and launch my business

Upcoming events

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

Friends of the Lab Virtual Lunch

Friends of the Lab Virtual Lunch


Pitch ‘n’ Mix

Pitch ‘n’ Mix


Read the latest issue of D/srupt

The second issue of D/srupt has landed!

We chatted Silicon Valley, Google X and the dot com boom with Imperial College London Alumn Wendy Tan White, learned all about the story behind The Mom Test with Rob Fitzpatrick, got Wiki-woke with Dr Jess Wade and got some top investment tips from GV’s Tom Hulme. Not to mention the awesome startups featured including Humanising Autonomy, VUI Diagnostics, Jelly Drops, SOCRATES and Bio-F Solutions.

Our impact




Businesses incorporated


Million pounds funding raised


Jobs created


Individual students engaged

Meet our game changers

VUI Diagnostics

VUI Diagnostics

VUI Diagnostics are developing a technology to provide simple, affordable and accurate retinal imaging to help address avoidable ...

Jelly Drops

Jelly Drops

Jelly Drops have created hydrating treats that enable people with dementia to hydrate more often and independently.



hydroCotton are growing radically sustainable cotton to help the fashion industry clean up the word’s dirtiest crop.



Hippocampus is an immersive virtual reality solution for those who need help with their long-term memory.



Cadget is revolutionising the healing process with a cast technology that is light, breathable and washable.

BIO-F Solutions

BIO-F Solutions

Bio-F Solutions are transforming the way our food is produced by developing eco-friendly fertilisers based on natural micro-organisms.

Skipping Rocks Lab

Skipping Rocks Lab

Skipping Rocks Lab have developed natural packaging made from seaweed. These materials are designed to be home compostable and serve as



Momoby have created an innovative finger-prick test that performs the three recommended pre-natal tests in real time.

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