Develop an innovative idea and win £5,000

Collab offers a unique opportunity for PhD and MRes students across the College to form teams, develop innovative business ideas and then pitch these to a VIP panel of guests for the chance to win £5,000.
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The programme

Develop a comprehensive understanding of intellectual property along with business opportunity analysis, and how to write a simple business plan. Participants will also develop their presentation and communication skills, enabling them to explain complicated ideas and concepts with ease.

Collab_ will help you to:

  • Form a team to work with throughout the competition
  • Develop an innovative business idea
  • Build the idea through prototyping funding
  • Learn how to pitch successfully

Who can participate?
This year’s Collab programme is open to MRes and PhD students in the following CDTs:

  • High Performance Embedded and Distributed Systems
  • Neurotechnology
  • Mathematics of Planet Earth
  • Sustainable Civil Engineering

Key dates:

  • Thursday 25th October: Ideation session (half day)
  • Thursday 8th November: Workshop 1
  • Thursday 6th December: Workshop 2
  • Thursday 17th January: Workshop 3
  • Thursday 7th February: Workshop 4
  • Thursday 14th March: Final Showcase Event

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Email: enterprise.lab@imperial.ac.uk

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