Idea Challenge

Wednesday 23 February, 1.00pm - 5.30pm
Up for a challenge? Fancy meeting new people? Then join us for an afternoon of brainstorming, problem-solving fun. You might win a prize too.
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About this event


Your mission is to use your creativity and critical thinking to solve a challenge set by us. You’ll be assigned to a team in advance and by the end of the afternoon, you’ll present a short video pitch and show us how you’d solve the challenge. It’s the perfect way to get to know your fellow E-Lab students and see first-hand how innovation and entrepreneurship work together. And as an extra incentive, we’ll be awarding prizes for the best idea and best pitch.


You will receive a detailed agenda once you sign up

By 21 February:

  • Read the Idea Challenge Handbook
  • Start to get those creative ideas flowing and think about an idea you might like to develop during the challenge

On 23 February

  • Creating your team
  • Challenge mapping
  • Brainstorming
  • Building a deck and a pitch
  • Pitch competition!

    Eligibility: Please note that only current Imperial College London students are eligible to register and participate in this event



    When will I find out who my team members are?

    As this is an in person event, you will meet your fellow challengers and make a team on the day.

    What if I don’t like my team members?

    As you will be creating your teams, we hope this won’t happen. Part of the afternoon is also about learning to work with new and different people so we hope that even if you hit a rough patch you’ll be able to work through it with your team.

    If you really take exception to your team mates and absolutely cannot work with them, then please get in touch with an organiser and we will do our best to place you in an alternative team.

     Is my ticket transferrable?

    No, if you can’t attend, please request a refund and cancel your ticket. This will allow someone else to register.

    For the event to work at its best it is really important that the person identified on the ticket is also the person who attends.

    Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine (the “College” or “Imperial”) is committed to protecting the privacy and security of your personal information. This privacy notice describes how we collect and use personal information about you during and after your relationship with us, in accordance with the applicable data protection legislation and the College’s Data Protection Policy.

    Please find the Imperial College London – Enterprise Division Privacy Notice here.

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