i-Teams scores university hat-trick as scheme expands
A scheme which provides budding entrepreneurs with a real-life experience of turning ideas into business opportunities is expanding to other universities.
i-Teams just completed its first ever inter-university course. The latest taster course was a joint presentation between the University of Cambridge and Anglia Ruskin University and marked the first time i-Teams was delivered at another institution.
As well as students from the University of Cambridge the course also attracted participants from Anglia Ruskin University and the University of East Anglia. They joined forces to help analyse the commercial potential of emerging, breakthrough technologies.
Amy Mokady, i-Teams Director said the collaboration was a breakthrough for the business programme: “It is very rare for students from different universities to work together on the same projects in this way, so for us to attract students from two other universities demonstrates how i-Teams is growing."
“Earlier this year we had our first non-Cambridge project and now we are beginning to attract business-minded students from beyond our traditional base.
“The other exciting development was the number of non-science based students. We had participants with a wide range of backgrounds including film studies, management, computing and publishing. It really emphasised the multi-disciplinary nature of the scheme. “We’ve come a long way in just four years, but it highlights the power of the programme.”
9 June 2010