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Kingston University

Engineers in Business Fellowship has supported Kingston University’s Bright Ideas entrepreneurial competition for four years. Bright Ideas is Kingston University’s annual entrepreneurial competition, open to all students across the university. This year, 133 engineering students entered the competition from both Postgraduate and Undergraduate cohorts. The competition attracted entrants from all three undergraduate programme areas: Aerospace, Mechanical, and Civil, with the highest number of ...

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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 Centres. In terms of motivating students at Sussex, the contribution of Engineers in Business was crucial. Three hundred and fifty-one students working in interdisciplinary teams of five members tackled real-world sustainable development problems. This year’s design chall...

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Queen's University Belfast

Queen’s University Belfast’s Dragons’ Den, competition is one of many initiatives organised by Enterprise SU, the entrepreneurial arm of Queen’s Students’ Union which helps students develop enterprise skills and start their own businesses. Dragons' Den competitors learn a wealth of business skills including pitching, marketing, finance and legal issues.

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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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Imperial College Business School

Imperial College Business School provides two undergraduate entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate engineers and scientists. The courses are Entrepreneurship Online and Entrepreneurship (face-to-face). Students taking part in these modules were asked to participate in a pitch competition and were also selected through excellence in achievement based on their validation report coursework assignment, where students embarked on experiments to test hypotheses underlying their business idea. The...

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Aberystwyth University

InvEnterPrize is Aberystwyth University’s Student Ideas Competition which is open to undergraduates, post-graduates and recent graduates. The competition rewards the entrant with the ‘Best Business Idea’ InvEnterPrize competition provides a yearly opportunity for entrepreneurial students to develop a business concept or social enterprise idea and pitch it to a panel of successful Aberystwyth University alumni in a virtual ‘Dragon’s Den’ style event. InvEnterPrize is run in conjunction wit...

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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 an awareness of, and interests in, business innovation and entrepreneurship, (b) introduce participants to the facto...

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University of Warwick

The University of Warwick’s Starting a Business module examines how businesses are established. The module gives second-year Engineering Undergraduates 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 areas such as developing and testing a business idea, pitching the concept to industry experts and writing a business report based on ...

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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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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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