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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.

Venture Catalyst Challenge 2019: Application now OPEN!

The Venture Catalyst Challenge, Imperial’s flagship entrepreneurship and innovation programme, enables students and alumni to develop an innovative idea for commercialisation, and this year it’s bigger than ever before. Five tracks, seven weeks of masterclasses and an £80,000 prize fund!

If you’ve created something as part of your coursework, have an idea that spins out of your research, or have a project you work on at weekends, then the Venture Catalyst Challenge is your opportunity to turn your innovative idea into a tangible product. With an intensive seven weeks of masterclasses, coaching, and meetings with experts, you can grow your knowledge, skills, and network to super charge your innovation.

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

Whether you want to launch the next Google, build the next Tesla, tackle a pressing social or environmental challenge, or simply meet new people and develop the skills you need to take an idea and make it happen, we’re here to help you.

From student competitions to speaker events, hackathons, ‘how to’ seminars, mentoring, co-working space and prototyping facilities, we offer all the support you need, free of charge and accessible to everyone.

Got an idea. Start here!

Our impact




Businesses incorporated


Million funding raised


New full time jobs created


Individual students engaged

Book an idea surgery

An Idea Surgery is the first step to accessing all of the great Experts-in-Residence we have at the Enterprise Lab. Simply book a time to come and chat with a member of the team, and we will advise, inspire and point you in the right direction to turn your idea into reality!

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