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Join Innovation i-Teams for the Michaelmas Term

Apply for Development i-Teams by Tuesday October 9th to help use Cambridge ideas in the developing world

Have you ever wondered how new ideas can help people in the developing world? Are you interested in what Cambridge can do to help? If so, then our Development i-Teams programme is for you!

This term’s projects are:

§  Assessing the viability of a device for improving patient adherence to medication regimes in the developing world with Dr. Andres Arcia-Moret, Computer Lab

§  Investigating the need for blockchain technology in developing economies, with Dr. Melvyn Weeks, Economics

§  Developing antimicrobial ointments and wound dressings for the developing world, with Dr. Nuno Faria, Veterinary Medicine 

The course runs on Tuesday evenings from October 16th to November 20th, with approximately 4 hours of individual work needed each week, mostly involving gathering real-world feedback from experts in international development.  

For more details and to apply for a place on a team, see - apply by TUESDAY OCTOBER 9th. Applications are welcomed from all students (undergraduates and post-graduates), post-docs and staff, as well as all members of the Centre for Global Equality - anyone with an interest in how technology can make the world a better place for the world's poorest.




LAST CHANCE TO APPLY! Join Innovation i-Teams for the Michaelmas Term – APPLY BY SEPTEMBER 25th

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

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. Investigations the market potential for a new microscope designed to observe real-time membrane protein interactions, with Dr. Andrew Thompson of Medicine

2. Finding the best commercial approach for a tool to monitor and improve Fortran code, with Andrew Rice and Matthew Danish of the Computer Lab

3. Developing a go-to-market strategy for an online real-time laboratory notebook application, with Jake Schofield and Alisa Molotova of LabStep

The programme lasts for a term and includes regular group sessions, team meetings and individual work. The course runs on Monday evenings from October 1st  with a final presentation session on Wednesday December 5th.

Apply via our website no later than TUESDAY SEPTEMBER 25th, including a CV and a covering letter explaining which projects you want to do and why. Applications are welcomed from all post-graduates and postdocs. No previous commercial or scientific background is required.

Posted on 20/09/2018

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