A taste of the real world A taste of the real world

iFor me iTeams was very exciting and useful because the project was a taste of the real world, totally different from academia. I would highly recommend iTeams for every PhD student.

Nicolle Som UEA/NRP i-Team - high fidelity chemical labelling technology - 2015

Insights into the world of enterprise Insights into the world of enterprise

Being immersed in generating novel ideas towards developing innovative and exciting inventions designed by real inventors was highly rewarding and imaginative. I acquired valuable knowledge and transferable skills in the areas of intellectual property and business, and developed keen insights into the world of enterprise, entrepreneurship and commercialisation.

Ian Young UEA/NRP i-Team - continuous monitoring medical device - 2015

The ideal stepping stone The ideal stepping stone

I was beginning to contemplate a career outside of academia where I could use my skills developed during my Postdoc. i-Teams was an ideal stepping stone which fitted around my research position but gave me new skills and training to put on my CV regarding innovation, entrepreneurship and working at the interface between academia and business. The experience gained gave me the confidence and enthusiasm to secure a new role in intellectual property management.

Faye Outram UEA/NRP i-Team - high fidelity chemical labelling technology – 2015

Identifying commercial potential Identifying commercial potential

The i-team was a great facilitator in terms of getting in touch with industrial partners and to identify the commercialisation potential of our invention

Dr Thomas Mock, Inventor, UEA School of Environmental Sciences, Rapid Growth Algae, Easter 2012

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