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Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club: - i:teams

When Sep 17, 2013 05:10 PM to
Sep 30, 2013 05:10 PM
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Join i-Teams for the Michaelmas Term – APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 30th

Interested in how new inventions are commercialised? Looking for some hands-on business skills and experience? Then read on!

"I was one of the first students who joined i-Teams. The experience really shaped my career, as I changed professional course and from an engineering student doing his PhD, became a business consultant and then project manager, and I have now founded my own company” George Lentaris (i-Teams 2007) Founder of EnerVibe

By joining an i-Team, you will work for a term with students from across the University and a dedicated industry mentor. You will investigate the commercial potential of a real Cambridge invention, gaining hands-on skills and experience.

Michaelmas Term projects:

1. Video data analysis via object segmentation - labelling video content, tracking biological cells and more, with Ignas Budvytis, Dr. Vijay Badrinarayanan & Professor Roberto Cipolla, Engineering & Cambridge Interactive Video Solutions

2. Bio-photovoltaics - producing green electricity from algae and moss, with Professor Chris Howe, Dr. Paolo Bombelli, Ross Dennis & Dr. Beatrix Schlarb-Ridley, Biochemistry & Plant Sciences

3. Making sweat cool - expanding the use of a fitness device based on sweat and temperature measurements, with Dr. Christof Schwiening, Physiology

The programme lasts for a term and includes regular group sessions, team meetings and individual work. i-Teams present their final recommendations to a business and academic audience, and at the annual CUTEC Technology Venture Conference. Projects run on Monday evenings from October 7th with a final presentation session on Tuesday December 10th.

To find out more about i-Teams and this term’s projects visit

Apply via our website no later than MONDAY SEPTEMBER 30th, including a CV and a covering letter explaining which projects you want to do and why. Applications are welcomed from post-graduates, postdocs and 4th year undergraduates and all members of CUTEC and CUE.

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Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.