Entrepreneurship at Imperial College London

Looking for entrepreneurship support from Imperial College London? You’ve landed in the right place!

At Imperial we have a thriving ecosystem of workspaces, events and programmes all designed to support you on your entrepreneurial journey. Whether you’re looking to expand your network and be inspired, validate your idea and win some initial funding, secure lab space for research and development or get the ideal mentors to help you raise funding, we have the support for you.
Imperial Enterprise Lab
Imperial Enterprise Lab we’re passionate about inspiring the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs.

Based at South Kensington Campus, the Enterprise Lab helps students think outside the box, break boundaries and dare to be different. Whether you want to test an idea, develop new skills, start a business or just meet interesting new people we’re here to help you. From skills seminars to competitions and co-working space to expert mentors, we offer all the support you need, free of charge.

Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
At the Advanced Hackspace in White City, you’ll find rapid prototyping, modelling and fabrication spaces, as well as the latest equipment to help you bring your idea to life. These include electrical and mechanical engineering workshops, digital modelling and fabrication spaces, and physical computing workspaces.

Our community brings together inventive minds from all backgrounds, disciplines and levels of expertise to collaborate, experiment and innovate. From support and training to the latest prototyping equipment, it’s all here under one inspiring roof.

Imperial White City Incubator
The White City Incubator is based at Imperial’s new research and innovation campus in White City. Early-stage businesses from Imperial and beyond can take advantage of being in close proximity to eminent scientists and experts in technology.

The Incubator offers office and laboratory space, incubation and access to a range of events, networking and education programmes to support business growth.

Techcelerate supports early career researchers to test out their business ideas in the marketplace and develop entrepreneurial skills. The three-month programme consists of masterclasses and venture review sessions, ultimately providing its participants with the opportunity to showcase their venture’s entrepreneurial journey to a community of investors and technology transfer industry.
MedTech SuperConnector
The MedTech SuperConnector is designed to facilitate the early stage development of innovative medical technologies, from devices, diagnostics, and digital healthcare solutions. MTSC will provide participants from Imperial and beyond, with the funding, training, mentorship and access to industry partners to help fast-track the translation of their research discoveries.

What's on

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

Next events

Community Collider October
Community Collider October

Event dateOctober 18, 2023

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Summer Accelerator 2023 Showcase
Summer Accelerator 2023 Showcase

Event dateOctober 25, 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.

Stay productive and focused while working on your business idea. Make the E-Lab your office and creative space.

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 12 week programme for students looking to give their business idea a big developmental push over the summer months.

More 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