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Join our exciting i-Teams programme in 2017!


Want to use your ideas and knowledge to influence future directions and outcomes of a business while developing new creative problem solving, commercial awareness and team working skills?

The i-Teams programme could be a great opportunity for you!

What is i-Teams?

i-Teams combines multi-disciplinary teams of students with industry mentors to address a real business challenge. i-Teams was originally set up by MIT. The University of Cambridge adopted their own version with Essex piloting our programme in 2016. Students gain hands-on experience to apply skills and knowledge to industry and provides a great opportunity to network with local business.

What will you get?

  • Chance to apply your skills and knowledge to a real business challenge
  • Gain hands-on experience
  • Brainstorm and think creatively
  • Mentoring from industry experts
  • Counts towards The Big Essex Award under the Community Volunteering unit (minimum of 25 hours required)

Who can join?

All undergraduate and postgraduate students are welcome to take part in i-Teams.

When and where?

The i-Teams programme takes place between 30 January 2017 – 6 March 2017. The six sessions are held every Monday evening 5.30-8pm in Essex Business School, Colchester campus.

How to get involved?

If you are interested in getting involved or to sign up, please contact Kristina Clayden in the Research and Enterprise Office,