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All university competitions with EIBC support can be found here:

20222021

The Capstone Project

The University of East London’s Capstone Project is designed for final-year students in the Engineering and Construction clusters at the School of Architecture, Computing and Engineering.  A Capstone Project must include evidence that students have ‘applied analytical judgement’ in the context of an engineering or construction-related subject.  Projects are assessed based on three tasks: the Development of a Project Plan, a Project Written Report and an Oral Presentation of the Report.

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WE Innovate

WE Innovate is Imperial’s flagship female entrepreneurship education programme designed to support the next generation of women entrepreneurs to accelerate their startups.

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Big Pitch

The Big Pitch is Anglia Ruskin University’s annual business ideas competition exclusively for undergraduate and postgraduate students, from any faculty or core campus.

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Inspired Engineer Award

The Inspired Engineers Award seeks to encourage and promote entrepreneurial and commercial thinking among student engineers.

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Ingenuity

The Ingenuity Programme works with students, graduates and under-represented communities to help create exciting new ventures that can create significant social and environmental impact. The annual programme is designed to find local-but-scalable solutions to build stronger communities, improve health and tackle climate change. Rooted in the University of Nottingham’s commitment to civic entrepreneurship, Ingenuity and its partners provide skills and training, mentoring, networking and funding to early-stage social enterprises.

 

 

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Bright Ideas Challenge

The Bright Ideas Challenge is an elevator pitch competition open to Durham University’s Engineering, Computer Science or Bioscience students, or multi-disciplinary teams comprising students from these degree categories.

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Engineering You're Hired

Engineering You’re Hired is an intensive one-week activity that is compulsory for all second years within the Faculty of Engineering. Students choose their problem and are then placed in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams to work on a conceptual design and a plan for a project to take the design to the proof of concept stage.

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University of the Highlands and Islands Business Competition

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Business Competition is a well-established and high-profile competition open to all students across 13 UHI sites. The competition reaches out through a broad regional marketing campaign to approximately 40,000 FE, HE and Postgraduate students and researchers based in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland, with a strong focus on supporting students both at the application, shortlisting and post-competition stage.

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Grand Challenge

Nottingham Trent University’s Grand Challenge is a three-week project where students work in cross-disciplinary and cross-year teams to conceptualise, design and produce a product (in line with CDIO).

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Engineering Design Competition

Canterbury Christ Church University provides its engineering students with a higher education experience that equips them for success with their aspirations and in making a wider contribution to society, beyond graduation.

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Dragons' Den

Queen’s University Belfast’s Dragons’ Den, competition is one of many initiatives organised by Enterprise SU, the entrepreneurial arm of Queen’s Students’ Union which helps students develop enterprise skills and start their own businesses. Dragons’ Den competitors learn a wealth of business skills including pitching, marketing, finance and legal issues.

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Starting a Business

The University of Warwick’s Starting a Business module examines how businesses are established. The module gives second-year Engineering Undergraduates the opportunity to understand and appreciate the challenges involved in setting up their own business.

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Elevate

Elevate 2022 was the University of Exeter’s fourth year participating in the Engineers in Business Competition and was led by the Student Startups Team.

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Student Ideas Competition

InvEnterPrize is Aberystwyth University’s Student Ideas Competition which is open to undergraduates, post-graduates and recent graduates. The competition rewards the entrant with the ‘Best Business Idea’

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Enterprise Challenge

The University of Greenwich runs the Enterprise Challenge, an annual competition that provides mentoring, training and funding for entrepreneurial students who want to pursue an idea.

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Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The University of York’s Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship course provides broad coverage of what’s involved in the exploitation of technologies through innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Global Design Challenge

The Global Design Challenge (GDC) module is compulsory for all first-year students studying Engineering, Informatics and Product Design at the School of Engineering and Informatics and students studying Computing and Engineering at the International Study Centre.

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Venture

This is the fourth Venture competition supported by Engineers in Business. Venture is an annual business idea competition for University of Dundee students, staff and recent graduates, with eight categories.

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Inspired Engineers Awards

Inspired Engineers Awards offered six prizes of £500, two for the Civil, Electrical and Mechanical Engineering Departments.

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The Flare Ignite

Flare Ignite is a highly competitive annual competition that gives Herts students and alumni entrepreneurial support and training to bring their business ideas to life.

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Ingenuity - Loughborough

Ingenuity supports the creation of start-ups that find innovative and sustainable solutions to tackle the UK’s biggest challenges. Ingenuity works in partnership with industry, education, and communities with lived experience.

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New Enterprise Competition

The University of Bristol’s New Enterprise Competition (NEC) is a business start-up competition that allows students, staff and alumni to pitch for a share of over £40,000, legal support and business acceleration services, to develop a commercial or social enterprise.

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Engineers in Business Competition

For the first time, the University of Birmingham collaborated with Engineers in Business Fellowship to introduce a new business ideas competition – its 2021 Engineers in Business Competition.

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Ingenuity - Nottingham

Ingenuity supports the creation of start-ups that find innovative and sustainable solutions to tackle the UK’s biggest challenges. Ingenuity works in partnership with industry, education, and communities with lived experience.

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Ingenuity - Nottingham Trent

Ingenuity supports the creation of start-ups that find innovative and sustainable solutions to tackle the UK’s biggest challenges. Ingenuity works in partnership with industry, education, and communities with lived experience.

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Ingenuity - Portsmouth

Ingenuity supports the creation of start-ups that find innovative and sustainable solutions to tackle the UK’s biggest challenges. Ingenuity works in partnership with industry, education, and communities with lived experience.

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Engineering You’re Hired

Engineering You’re Hired is an intensive one-week activity that is compulsory for all 2nd years within the Faculty of Engineering. Students choose their problem and are then placed in multi-disciplinary, multi-cultural teams to work on a conceptual design and a plan for a project to take the design to the “proof of concept stage”.

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SEED Start-Up Funding Competition

At the University of Southampton, the Student Enterprise Team (based in the Careers and Employability Service), Future Worlds (the on-campus start-up accelerator, based within the Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences) and the University’s Social Impact Lab have come together to offer the SEED Start-Up Funding Competition.

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Bright Ideas Challenge

This year Durham University launched its Bright Ideas Challenge with the support of an Engineers in Business Prize Fund.

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WE Innovate

WE Innovate is Imperial’s flagship female entrepreneurship education programme designed to support the next generation of women entrepreneurs to accelerate their startups.

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Business Case for Engineers

The University of Surrey’s Foundation Year ‘Business Case for Engineers’ is an assessed component of the ENG0014 Engineering and Physical Sciences Laboratory and Project module.

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Enterprise Project

The University of Surrey’s Enterprise Project embraces the Surrey Electrical and Electronic Engineers in Business Competition. The Enterprise Project is a year-long group project carried out by second-year students from the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering at the University of Surrey.

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Elevate

The Elevate competition is a unique opportunity at the university for student engineers to access targeted early-stage venture creation support, exploring innovation beyond their curricular project-based learning.

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The Mayor's Entrepreneurs Competition

LSBU supports student applications to The Mayor’s Entrepreneurs Competition (TMEC). TMEC is a prestigious competition to demonstrate a combination of engineering and entrepreneurial excellence.

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UHI Business Competition

The University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) Business Competition is a well-established and high-profile competition open to all students across 13 UHI sites.

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Venture

Venture is an annual business idea competition for University of Dundee students, staff and recent graduates, with eight categories. With the award of an Engineers in Business prize fund, Venture included a dedicated prize for the most innovative idea from Science and Engineering students.

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Starting a Business

The University of Warwick’s Starting a Business module examines how businesses are established.

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Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship

The University of York’s Business Innovation & Entrepreneurship course provides broad coverage of what’s involved in the exploitation of technologies through innovation and entrepreneurship.

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Entrepreneurship Online

Imperial College Business School provides two undergraduate entrepreneurship courses for undergraduate engineers and scientists. The courses are Entrepreneurship Online and Entrepreneurship (face-to-face).

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InvEnterPrize

InvEnterPrize is Aberystwyth University’s Student Ideas Competition which is open to undergraduates, post-graduates and recent graduates. The competition rewards the entrant with the ‘Best Business Idea’

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Enterprise Challenge

The University of Greenwich runs the Enterprise Challenge, an annual competition that provides mentoring, training and funding for entrepreneurial students who want to pursue an idea.

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Dragon's Den

Queen’s University Belfast’s Dragons’ Den, competition is one of many initiatives organised by Enterprise SU, the entrepreneurial arm of Queen’s Students’ Union which helps students develop enterprise skills and start their own businesses.

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Global Design Challenge

The Global Design Challenge (GDC) module is compulsory for all first-year students studying Engineering, Informatics, and Product Design at the School of Engineering and Informatics, and students from the International Study Centres.

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Bright Ideas

Engineers in Business Fellowship has supported Kingston University’s Bright Ideas entrepreneurial competition for four years. Bright Ideas is Kingston University’s annual entrepreneurial competition, open to all students across the university.

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