Supporting student innovators and entrepreneurs
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.
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Inspiring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs

Launched inOctober 2016, the Enterprise Lab is a team and centre that’s dedicated to inspiring, educating and nurturing the next generation of student entrepreneurs at Imperial College London. 

Our mission is to give all students the opportunity to develop the entrepreneurial skills, mid-set and networks they need to translate ground breaking ideas into real-world impacts – be it creating a new product, launching a new startup venture or leading a new initiative within an existing organisation – for the benefit of society as a whole.

The Lab offers Imperial students free access to a range of extra-curricular entrepreneurship programmes, competitions, and events, as well as 2,000 square feet of co-working space. our team connect student entrepreneurs to the expertise they need to advance their ventures. This includes mentoring with industry experts, business coaching, pitch performance training and expert guidance.

What makes the Enterprise Lab unique?

Imperial is consistently ranked as a world leading university for science, technology, engineering and medicine (STEM). This attracts top STEM talent from around the world. The Enterprise Lab rings together students with completely different knowledge bases and technical backgrounds to work on ground-breaking commercial ideas.

The diverse range of activities we run cater for the complete entrepreneurial beginner, through to those on their second or even third startup idea. As we look to reach more students, we’re constantly exploring new opportunities to transform the knowledge and skills of the wider student population. Our Student Society Fund gives support and advice to any Imperial society developing its entrepreneurial spirit, skills and related events.

Seeing the underrepresentation of women in business and leadership, and that trend reflected in Imperial’s entrepreneurial competitions, we created the WE Innovate programme to support female entrepreneurs at the start of their journey.

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The latest from the lab

Cadget wins WE Innovate 2019

An undergraduate student has invented a new kind of orthopaedic cast that is breathable, washable, and easy to apply.

Imperial celebrates five years of pioneering WE Innovate women

TRIK, the Google Maps for structures, has been listed as one of 60 women-led startups shaking up tech across the globe. Pae Natwilai founded TRIK whilst studying at Imperial and grew her idea as part of the 2014-15 WE Innovate cohort.

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