Innovate Internship Applications Now Open

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Date: 28 March - 24 April 2017

Innovate Internships are your opportunity to try out an idea for a project or business

You will be given £1,000, desk space, a mentor and support to try and set up your own business or project over eight weeks. The scheme is flexible, so you can use the funding for your business, or to help cover your living costs. We will help you set goals, and you will meet with your mentor, who will help support you to achieve them.

At the end of the programme you will have the opportunity to pitch again and nominate yourself for the Celebrating UWE Talent Entrepreneur of the Year award.


In order to apply for the enterprise internships, you must:

  • Be on a course in the Faculty of Environment and Technology (FET), Arts and Creative Industries, Health and Applied Sciences, or the Faculty of Business and Law.
  • Have an idea for a business or project
  • Be based in Bristol over the summer.
  • Be available for and attend the Enterprise Week between Tuesday 30 May to Friday 2 June 2017
  • Use The Factory Incubator space at Frenchay Campus (Room 2D11) for a minimum of two days a week (14 hours) over the course of your eight-week internship

How to apply

To apply for an innovate internship, you will need to complete the relevant Internship application form and upload the form through 'My Questions' on InfoHub by 09:00 on Monday 24 April 2017.
Please note, each faculty has a limited number of spaces available.

Applications are then shortlisted by a panel made up of the UWE Enterprise Skills Team, Research, Business and Innovation Team and Faculty champions.

Shortlisted applicants will then receive an invite to the Innovate 2017 Enterprise Week from 12:00 midday on Tuesday 30 May- Thursday 1 June. This is your opportunity to flesh out your idea, develop your skills and explore different aspects of your project or business. Then on Friday 2 June, you will pitch your final idea in front of a panel for a place on an innovate internships over the summer!

If you have any questions or want an appointment to discuss your idea, please contact us.

Every year we support students to try out their business idea over summer.

More info

Each faculty is looking to support up to 10 student projects with an 8 week summer internship, including £1,000, work-space and support. If you have an idea you want to explore then:

  • Apply by 9:00 on Monday 24 of April
  • Attend Enterprise Week from Tuesday 30 May - Thursday 1 June
  • Pitch your idea to win a spot on the scheme on Friday 2 June.

Find out more at Innovate 2017.

Contact: Katie Martin
Telephone: +44 (0)117 32 86484

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