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CREATE, the University of Highlands and Islands’ (UHI) Centre for Enterprise and Innovation

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Business Competition is a well-established and high-profile competition open to all students across 13 UHI sites. The competition reaches out through a broad regional marketing campaign to approximately 40,000 FE, HE and Postgraduate students and researchers based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, with a strong focus on supporting students both at the application, shortlisting and post-competition stage. Although open to the wider communi...

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Aston University

The Change 7 Hour Challenge is a collaboration between Aston Enterprise (a department at Aston University) and the Birmingham Enterprise Community (a student/graduate-led enterprise support organisation). They invited Aston students to develop an idea that could change the world in 7 hours. The UN’s Sustainable Development Goals formed the basis of the challenge. Each multidisciplinary team had to choose a goal to work towards from the 17 goals and create an idea that focuses on that goal. T...

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Kingston University

Engineers in Business Fellowship has supported Kingston University’s Bright Ideas entrepreneurial competition for three years. Bright Ideas is Kingston University’s annual entrepreneurial competition, open to all students across the university. This year, engineering entries again came from both Postgraduate and Undergraduate cohorts. The competition attracted entrants from all three undergraduate programme areas: Aerospace, Mechanical, and Civil. For the first time, a substantial number ...

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Swansea University

Invent for the Planet is an Intensive Design Experience which engages students at different universities around the world and tasks them with solving some of the world’s most pressing problems in just 48 hours. Led by Swansea University’s partner, Texas A&M University, students work in local teams to develop solutions to challenges such as food security, waste management, energy consumption, and flooding. Student teams develop concepts, prototypes and elevator pitches which are presented to a...

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University of York

York University’s Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship course provides broad coverage of what’s involved in the exploitation of technologies through innovation and entrepreneurship. It is a practical introduction to the creation and development of enterprises that generate and sustain value from ideas, inventions and opportunities. The broad aims of the course are to (a) develop awareness of, and interests in, business innovation and entrepreneurship, (b) introduce participants to the factors ...

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Imperial College Business School

Engineers in Business Fellowship has supported Imperial College Business School’s UG Entrepreneurship Online course on the BPES programme (Business for Professionals of Engineering and Science) for the first year in 19/20. Students taking part in this module were invited to participate in a pitch competition and were also selected through excellence in achievement based on their validation report coursework assignment, where students embark on experiments to test hypotheses underlying their busi...

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University of Sussex

The Global Design Challenge (GDC) module is compulsory for all first-year students studying Engineering, Informatics, and Product Design at the School of Engineering and Informatics, and students from the International Study Centre. It is one of the most valuable learning experiences for these students in their entire degrees and we are looking to expand it to other degree subjects. In terms of motivating students at Sussex, the contribution of Engineers in Business was crucial. Around 400 stu...

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University of Dundee

Venture is an annual business idea competition for University of Dundee students, staff and recent graduates, with eight categories. With the award of an Engineers in Business prize fund, Venture included a dedicated prize for the most innovative idea from Science and Engineering students.

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University of Greenwich

The University of Greenwich runs the Enterprise Challenge, an annual competition that provides mentoring, training and funding for entrepreneurial students who want to pursue an idea. All students and recent graduates are eligible to apply. There are two streams that you can apply for – a Social Stream, if the business will have a positive environmental or social impact and a Commercial Stream, for any general business idea.

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University of Warwick

The University of Warwick ran its first Engineers in Business Competition for all second-year Engineering Undergraduates who enrolled on its ‘Starting a Business' Module (ES2B6) which examines how new businesses are established. This module gives engineering students the opportunity to understand and appreciate the challenges involved in setting up their own business. The module takes a hands on approach in teaching students how to think and act like an entrepreneur, covering a variety of are...

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