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A selection of the latest news, ideas and inspiration from Imperial College and beyond. Search our news pages for reports and updates related to our work with innovation, insights and talent.

- 10 Jul 2017 VCC team ThinAir crowned Student Start-Up of the Year

ThinAir were crowned Enterprise Nation’s first ever Student Start-Up of the Year for their water condensing bio membrane.

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Ben Kaube and Peter Vincent
- 31 May 2017 Academic and alumnus team up to take hassle out of journal searches

A Spotify-like app that lets scientists quickly access research papers online has been developed by an Imperial researcher and an alumnus.

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Improbable
- 15 May 2017 Imperial graduate’s startup valued at $1 billion

Virtual reality firm Improbable has raised $502 million just five years after being co-founded by Imperial computing graduate Peter Lipka.

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Bruno Cotto
- 05 May 2017 A Vocation For Innovation

Former Director of the Imperial Enterprise Lab and current Mentor-In-Residence, Bruno Cotta, joined us recently to talk about enterprising culture, the telecoms industry & his start-ups to remember. Bruno joined Imperial College as an Engineering undergraduate […]

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Paola Criscuolo
- 03 May 2017 Why are managers throwing away their best innovations?

Dr Criscuolo discovers the key to ensuring a strong panel for assessing R&D cases, explaining the three factors to consider in order to avoid overlooking your company’s next big idea.

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- 31 Mar 2017 Offering Internships to Imperial Students

Give some of the brightest brains an insight into your company

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- 22 Mar 2017 Student innovations on display as Enterprise Week arrives at Imperial READ MORE
- 21 Mar 2017 What Happened Next: FungiAlert

Founders Dr. Angela de Manzanos and Dr. Kerry O’Donnelly Weaver developed an early, in-field detection device for plant disease which can detect the spores of the pathogen in soil and water before they infect plants, while they were still Post-Doc researchers at Imperial.

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VCC Final Logo
- 07 Mar 2017 VCC Finalist First Look

IBP Exclusive – VCC Finalist Early Access The 23rd March 2017 will see the finals of the Venture Catalyst Challenge – a 6 week-long pre-accelerator for deep science start-ups – judged by Professor David Gann […]

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- 14 Oct 2016 ELITE applications open

The programme – a collaboration between Imperial’s Business School and London Stock Exchange – is now accepting applications for their sixth cohort, joining in November 2016. This year two ELITE scholarships of £7,500 each are being offered to female entrepreneurs.

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Tianjin
- 01 Jul 2016 The Future of Imaging at WEF, Tianjin

Global government, industry and NGO leaders were treated to a special IdeasLab session at the World Economic Forum in Tianjin

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Stop sign - World Economic Forum
- 29 Jun 2016 Why innovation often fails

David Gann, Imperial’s Vice President for Innovation, has recently written a blog post for the World Economic Forum on the necessity of investing in innovation – even when it seems risky and especially when it […]

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