“The team dynamics was great. We were involved in a really interesting project and the intercultural relations and differences played a big role as you realize that there are often more approaches to solve a problem,”
Jan-Philip Meyer, PhD Pharmacy (Team member, 2012 Winning Team)
Based on a programme developed first at MIT in Boston and then extended to Cambridge University, this exciting concept has now been successfully developed at Cardiff University.
iSolve allows entrepreneurial postgraduates and researchers to work with real inventions in order to determine the best route for their commercialisation. Findings from these teams are then presented at an awards presentation.
When you join an iSolve team, you and other highly qualified postgraduates and researchers will spend a semester collaborating with Cardiff University’s research labs. You and your team will work with a new technology and focus on building a “go-to-market” strategy for these labs.
A key part of the iSolve project involves finding contacts in relevant industries to gather real-world feedback on your ideas for applications for the technology. This will build and extend your existing network of contacts, as well as helping you to develop hands-on experience in talking to new people with a range of different backgrounds about your project.
iSolve is open to all postgraduate students and research staff.
No experience required just enthusiasm, a dash of professionalism and a willingness to be part of a intensive and professional project.
Look at the ‘current programme’ pages to reveal the winners of iSolve 2011. There are lots more photos on our Facebook site.
If you want to find out more contact Student Enterprise:
iSolve at Cardiff is funded through support from the Welsh Assembly Government and EPSRC