News in 2018

  • Stefan Guiton wins SBID International Design Award 10 December 2018 MSc Innovation and Entrepreneurship student Stefan Guiton recently won the Society for British and International Design (SBID) product design award for his product Kulinda, an affordable and intuitive Pneumonia diagnosis device. Here, he shares more about his award-winning device.
  • 16 Innovation students receive Santander scholarships 12 November 2018 Our 2018/19 students were asked to submit their best innovation pitches and, thanks to Santander, the 16 best-of-the-best were awarded with a scholarship worth £3000 each.
  • Six trends that may make or break your big idea 7 November 2018 Martin Sadler OBE, special advisor to the Vice Chancellor of the University on Industrial Strategy and former Vice President of Hewlett Packard Labs, recently spoke with third-year undergraduates about how changing trends can make or break emerging ideas.
  • Opportunities in the circular economy 26 October 2018 Joe Iles, Editor in Chief of Circulate at the Ellen MacArthur Foundation, recently spoke with third-year Innovation students at the Centre about the circular economy and creating new and compelling business models.
  • The Centre receives Higher Education Team Enterprise Award 7 September 2018 The HE Team Enterprise award recognises the team’s exceptional work supporting individuals in developing the mindset and capabilities for an entrepreneurial future.
  • Pilot Project: QI Innovation with Bristol Medical School 2 July 2018 The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship partnered with Bristol Medical School to offer their students a pioneering six-day Quality Improvement (QI) Innovation Summer School which ran from 13 to 29 June.
  • Centre hosts inaugural innovation and entrepreneurship conference 16 May 2018 The Centre held its inaugural conference in early May giving our students, staff and university partners the opportunity to hear from 21 industry leaders ranging from large organisations like Vodafone, Deloitte and Oracle to social enterprises like Balloon Ventures.
  • Sharing best practice in design thinking for entrepreneurship 23 April 2018 Enterprise educators from across the UK visited the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship for a best-practice conference looking at the intersection of design thinking and enterprise education.
  • Creativity in context 5 April 2018 We love Open Days because they allow us to paint a picture for prospects and their guests about what it is like to study at the Centre. We often set a challenge and team up visitors, student and staff to begin to tackle it. Mark Neild, Teaching Fellow in Entrepreneurship, shares his experience at our most recent Open Day.
  • Guest venture capital visit: Will Goodwin, Pembroke VCT 26 March 2018 Will Goodwin, University of Bristol alumnus and portfolio finance controller for Venture Capital (VC) firm Pembroke VCT, recently spoke with Postgraduate students at the Centre about forecasting start-up finances and funding requirements.
  • Guest entrepreneur: Dan Turner, ByBox 6 March 2018 Dan Turner, co-founder of ByBox, recently spoke with Postgraduate students at the Centre about finding your niche, handling founder quarrels, and the importance of articles of association.
  • Guest entrepreneur: Jack Farmer, LettusGrow 1 March 2018 Jack Farmer, co-founder of LettusGrow, recently visited the classroom to talk about his experiences starting up, pivoting the business model and planning for his first venture capital round.
  • Why you should start a side project 28 February 2018 Have you ever had a great idea or productive passion but found taking the step towards the words “I’m an entrepreneur” was a bit too much of a commitment? You might have the makings for a ‘side project.’ Check out Dave Jarman’s talk from TEDxCorsham.
  • Guest lecture: Professor Andy Penaluna 27 February 2018 Professor Andy Penaluna recently visited the Centre to talk about what airbrushes, fireworks and fast cars have to do with the neuroscience of creativity.
  • Innovation in practice: Visiting 3M and Student Hubs 16 February 2018 Postgraduate students from our one-year MSc in Innovation and Entrepreneurship made a site visit to 3M's headquarters in Bracknell and Student Hubs of Oxford to get a first-hand look at innovation in practice.
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