Applications are currently open for both the Discovery Fund and WE Innovate, run by Imperial Enterprise Lab. We usually see some fantastic ideas come from the Faculty of Medicine, and would love to spread these opportunities as far and wide as possible!
We also have a Health & MedTech panel taking place this Wednesday which may be of interest in particular.
The Discovery Fund, applications close Monday 16 November
The Discovery Fund (formerly the Pioneer Fund) is a grant programme providing up to £500 for students and recent alumni who want to explore an early-stage idea.
We’ve developed the Discovery Fund, which runs from December to March, to help you get out of the building, find customers, design business experiments and discover if an idea is worth pursuing.
It’s not just about the money. We also help you develop the practical entrepreneurial skills you need to make the most of your grant. You’ll have access to our dedicated online learning module “Testing Business Ideas” and receive expert coaching and facilitated peer-to-peer mentoring by Dr Harveen Chugh, Senior Teaching Fellow at Imperial College Business School.
We’ve got 20 awards of £500 available and we’re prioritising applications from people/teams that have never engaged with the Enterprise Lab before, so if this is your first time with the Lab this could be the perfect opportunity.
Find out more and apply here: www.imperialenterpriselab.com/programmes/discovery-fund
WE Innovate Programme, application deadline Wednesday 2 December
Do you want to develop an idea, enhance your leadership skills, win a prize fund and join a community of extraordinary women?
Apply to take part in WE Innovate 2021, a transformational 9-month programme that develops your entrepreneurial skills through interactive training, coaching and a chance to pitch for a cash prize. The programme is for current students and recent graduates from Imperial who identify as women; you can apply as an individual or a women-led team.
Find out more and apply here: www.imperialenterpriselab.com/programmes/we-innovate