Kent Innovation i-Teams links the most innovative and creative students to industry, facilitating solutions to real world business challenges. i-Teams originated at MIT and was brought over to the UK by the University of Cambridge in 2006. Several other UK Universities have since adopted the model and implemented their own programmes. Following a very successful Kent programme in 2020 and 2021, we are excited to present our third year of i-Teams in 2022.

What is it?

i-Teams is an 8 week programme through which students work in interdisciplinary teams to find solutions to the problems set by our challenge sponsors. The programme culminates in a Grand Final, where teams must present their solution to their business challenge sponsor along with an audience of business and academic experts. 

What's in it for me?

Participants will have access to support from industry mentors, a chance to meet and work with other motivated individuals and opportunities to demonstrate and enhance vital employability skills. As such, each weekly session will earn students 15 employability points which can be ‘cashed-in’ for the chance to apply for exclusive internships, work placements, training and more. Dinner will also be provided at every session.

Want to know more? Here are 5 reasons why Kent students should take part in i-Teams 2022.

When is it?

The programme begins on 26 January 2022. Sessions take place on Wednesday evenings from 6 – 8.30pm, culminating in a Grand Final on 16 March.

Where is it?

Darwin College on our Canterbury Campus. We will deliver the programme in a Covid-19 secure environment meeting all requirements current at the point of delivery.

Who can take part?

Any University of Kent student looking to step out of their comfort zone, connect with inspiring people and enhance their CV.

How do I apply?   

If you are a student and wish to apply for our 2022 programme please apply using the link below, 

The deadline for applying has been extended to 12:00  on Friday 21 January.

Successful applicants are expected to attend all sessions and to complete a 2 hour online training module ‘Enterprise Design Thinking’. 

If you have any questions please email:

It was a wonderful experience and I highly recommend it to anyone interested in innovation.

Aisyah Mohd Fauzi
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