impulse, the University of Cambridge (UK)’s entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship program, has opened its application window for the new 2024 intake.
The 12-week hybrid program – aimed primarily at early-stage founders, entrepreneurs, intrapreneurs, researchers and Postdocs across all aspects of technology and life science – will run from Tuesday 23 April – Friday 12 July 2024.
impulse is specifically designed for high-potential individuals (early-stage entrepreneurs, PhDs, postdocs, researchers) and organisations (engineers, managers, scientists of large corporations) across the different technology fields of Engineering, Physics, Biotechnology, Computer Science, Mathematics, Chemistry and Medicine.
The program features a top-tier mentoring scheme which provides a beneficial learning environment and the opportunity of being mentored and guided by legendary trailblazers from Cambridge’s innovation cluster. These include Arm co-founder Jamie Urquhart, geneticist Prof Anne Ferguson-Smith, Cambridge Silicon Radio Ltd co-founder Phil O’Donovan and physicist Prof Sir Richard Friend.
Led by Yupar Myint, Head, impulse is run out of the Maxwell Centre, the University of Cambridge’s hub for industry and research on the West Cambridge Science and Technology Campus. Operating since 2016, The Maxwell Centre forms part of the Cavendish Laboratory and provides a centrepiece for industrial partnership with the physical sciences and engineering.
To discuss participation in the impulse 2024 program and for all other enquiries, candidates can email to email@example.com. Partner sponsored places are available for certain technology and research areas. Deadline for all applications is Sunday 10th March 2024.
Riverlane, Xampla, Vector Photonics, Siloton, Abselion, Tenyks, About:Energy and Semarion are just some of the multi-million pound companies founded and run by impulse alumni.
Recent alumni from the 2023 program include Cyan Williams, co-founder and CTO of sustainable textiles and bio-materials company, Radiant Matter, whose renewable polymer cellulose bio-iridescent sequins are already being used by fashion designer Stella McCartney, have been photographed by fashion photographer Annie Leibovitz and featured in Vogue magazine.
In addition, Andrew Kadis’s startup, Cambridge Vision Technology, is focused on the work of detecting early-stage Alzheimer’s Disease. The solution is a hardware device and integrated software platform which also paves the way for cost-effective non-invasive mass screenings of the condition.