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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.

Bring your ideas to life

Imperial Enterprise Lab is the College’s dedicated entrepreneurship training centre for students and postdocs

We provide year-round extra-curricular programmes, masterclasses, and community events, combined with 1-to-1 advice from over 150 expert coaches and mentors, to help you explore new ideas and bring them to life.

Whether you want to tackle a pressing social or environmental challenge, develop new skills to help you in your career, launch the next global tech unicorn or just meet interesting new people – we’re here to help you.

We believe anyone can be an entrepreneur and will support any founder working on any idea – free of charge and with no expectation of equity in return.

All we ask from you is the courage to put your convictions to the test and the humility to learn.

What are you waiting for?

Get involved

How we
can help


Co-working Space

Community Collider Events

E-Lab Slack Channel

Idea Challenge

Global Challenge Lab


Idea Surgeries

How To Masterclasses


WE Innovate

Medtech SuperConnector (MTSC)

Venture Catalyst Challenge (VCC)

Summer Accelerator


WE Accelerate

Pitch Surgeries


Imperial Venture Mentoring Service

Get started

Book an idea surgery

An Idea Surgery is a business coaching session and the first step to accessing all of the great support services available via Enterprise Lab. Simply book a time to chat with a member of the team, and we’ll ask questions, give advice and point you in the right direction.

Visit the Lab

Looking for somewhere to get some work done, hold a meeting or have a quick catch-up with your fellow entrepreneurs? We’ve created the perfect co-working space at the South Kensington campus and it’s open to all Imperial students, Postdocs and alumni.


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 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 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 fifth issue of D/srupt has landed!

In this issue we speak to the new President of Imperial College London, Professor Hugh Brady, about the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship. We meet the Imperial Founders that have made the Entrepreneurs’ Pledge to support the next generation, and we delve into the sustainability issues with fast fashion and meet the Imperial startups combatting the problem.

Our magazine

D/srupt magazine cover

What's on

From community events to expert masterclasses… There’s always something going on at the E-Lab

Next events

How To Sort Your Startup Legals
How To Sort Your Startup Legals

Event dateJune 7, 2023

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How To Pitch Your Idea
How To Pitch Your Idea

Event dateJune 14, 2023

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Join our community, meet co-founders and grow your entrepreneurial network!

Our monthly social bringing together students and postdocs from every corner of Imperial College London.

Work in international teams to find global solutions. This year's theme is "Affordable and Clean Energy". Registration is now open!

Use your creativity and critical thinking to solve a challenge set by us. Win prizes for the best idea and best pitch!


Speak to someone about your idea and learn the skills you need to test it in the real world


Fast-track your idea on one of our cohort-based entrepreneurship programmes

Imperial’s flagship entrepreneurship programme for students and postdocs with an annual prize fund of £100K.

The UK’s leading university programme championing women-led startup teams with an annual £30K prize fund.

A unique programme designed to speed the commercial development of early-stage medical technologies

All available programmes


Get expert support and advice to turn your idea into a successful commercial venture


We’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs


Got a question, need some advice or just need directions to the best basement on campus? Get in touch!

Find us

Imperial College London
Level 0, Sherfield Building
(Access next to Great Hall)
South Kensington Campus
Exhibition Road
London SW7 2AZ