Applications for this year’s Enterprise Challenge are now open


There’s a £5,000 prize up for grabs, as well as mentoring and training available to help you bring your ideas to life.

The annual competition offers mentoring, training and funding for entrepreneurial students across our university who want to develop and pursue a business idea. It's open to all students, and you can find out more on the i3Centre webpages.

Alternatively if you'd like to discuss your idea in a 1 to 1 enterprise appointment - email to book.

Kamal Farid, who won the Enterprise Challenge in 2017, has been testing his carbon negative design – which actually absorbs carbon - at our Avery Hill campus.


Kamal graduated in 2017 with a BEng in Civil Engineering with First Class Honours and used the challenge to develop his new technology and design for building roads, CNPPS (Carbon Negative Permeable Pavement System). He said:

"We're doing a road trial this week to test for permeability, durability and safety and will follow it with a series of further tests.

"Then I'm planning to build a business model and take it to market. I've already had interest from contractors, which is fantastic."

The Enterprise Challenge is open to all students and recent graduates of up to one year and you don't need any prior business experience.