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Student Innovation Projects

Is your organisation facing a commercial challenge, or a business issue? Do you want to see what recommendations our students can come up with? 

Student Innovation Projects offer students the opportunity to work with an employer on a brief and have a real impact on their business need. Our students have researched and presented recommendations to many companies on diverse topics, such as: 

What are Student Innovation Projects?

Student Innovation Projects enable businesses to collaborate with our students, receiving fresh perspectives and inspiring solutions to overcome their challenges:  

Why participate?

Our expectations from you

Once the project begins, your involvement will be as follows: 

How to apply

To apply for a Student Innovation Project, we require the following:

You can submit applications to Please note, we accept applications throughout the Autumn and Spring term.

For further information on Student Innovation Projects, please refer to our Student Innovation Project Client Handbook and example briefs from previous employers:

Contact us

If you would like to discuss our Student Innovation Projects in more detail, then please contact us:

The presentations were slick, well communicated and exciting. Far beyond what I was expecting. I came out feeling inspired by what I had heard and I would hire any one of them.

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