i-Teams brings together multi-disciplinary teams of PhDs, Postdocs and Masters students to conduct primary market research for groundbreaking University inventions. Teams interview relevant industry and sector experts, providing evidence-based recommendations to the inventors, and learning hands-on commercialisation skills.
i-Teams runs one or two courses every term. All courses are open to participants from any University department.
• Innovation i-Teams – investigate the best commercialisation route for a new invention, open to all postgraduates, Michaelmas and Easter term
• Development i-Teams (with the Centre for Global Equality) – identify how to take new technologies into the developing world, open to all undergraduates and postgraduates, Michaelmas and Easter term
• Medical i-Teams – recommend the best commercialisation route for new medical technologies, including treatments, diagnostics and research tools, open to all postgraduates, Lent term
“Participating in i-Teams has been one of the best things I did while being in Cambridge.”
i-Teams has worked on over 220 technologies and trained over 1450 students, resulting in 95 spin-out companies which have attracted over $100m of investment so far.
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