Innovation and Entrepreneurship Summer School

Do you want to learn how to turn your world-changing big idea into a business, start-up, or social venture through collaborative and engaging workshops? If so, this three-week summer school is for you.

Programme dates 25 July to 14 August 2021
Application deadline Applications for 2021 are now closed.
Programme fee £2,995
What's included?

We offer a £200 discount for mobility partner students (please contact us if you are unsure about your status) and for early-bird applicants who apply by 1 April 2021.
Credits Upon successful completion of the programme students will receive 10 academic credits, suggested as equivalent to 5 ECTS or 3 US semester credits.

About this programme

Is it for me?

This summer school is activity-driven and solution-focused and welcomes students from any discipline. You will learn the tools and techniques to create innovative solutions and make your ideas a reality.

What will I learn?

The programme will build your skills and teach you how to make an impact on employers in all types of organisations. In-class workshops are complemented by industry engagement sessions across Bristol, a dynamic city known for its small businesses and creativity.

Academic programme

Over the course of the summer school you will:

  • Develop a business proposal, build a business plan, and pitch to potential clients in a safe and supportive environment
  • Apply cutting-edge theory, tools, techniques, and skills to develop a robust enterprise plan
  • Engage with local industry through company visits
  • Investigate and evaluate different business models and environments for an enterprise
  • Explain key theories and concepts in entrepreneurship
  • Reflect on the experience of developing an idea through to a potential start-up within the course
  • Engage strategic thinking to create a sustainable and successful entrepreneurial project
  • Learn key influencing and presentation techniques.

Entry requirements

You must meet all of the below requirements to be eligible for this summer school.

Study level Currently studying at undergraduate level
Academic requirements GPA equivalent to 60-63% on the UK scale, C on the ECTS scale, or 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA scale
English language requirements If English is not your first language, you need to meet our English language Profile G. You can see the tests and levels we accept by clicking the 'English Language Proficiency Tests' tab. If you took the CET-4 or CET-6 tests please contact us directly in order to find out what scores we will accept.
Age 18 or over

If you have any questions about your eligibility please contact us at

Applications for 2021 are now closed. 

More information 

Find out more about your summer experience by viewing our Innovation and Entrepreneurship Programme Outline 2021 (PDF, 189kB). 

You can read the course description on our faculty web pages. 

Learn more about our Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, where you will be based.

Get in touch

If you have any questions, please get in touch.

Tel +44 (0)117 4283070

Life in Bristol

We provide accommodation, meals, transfers and a programme of exciting social activities. Find out more about what your time in Bristol will be like.

Learn how to create something new that’s sustainable and successful while meeting successful, influential people and networking with the best.


Coronavirus and your application

The University of Bristol plans to deliver Bristol-based summer schools in 2021. However, the University continues the evolving covid-19 pandemic both at home and abroad. All applicants will be updated with a decision as to whether or not the University can move forward with in-Bristol programmes in early May.

Please be advised that the University of Bristol will adhere to UK government policy regarding travel restrictions and health and safety on campus. You can find out more about our current campus policies here. You can find out more about UK government travel advice and regulations here

We strongly suggest that all applicants read the Terms and Conditions - Global Summer Schools 2021 (PDF, 130kB) document prior to accepting any offers they may receive. 


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