Innovation & Enterprise


Develop your entrepreneurial skills

Boost your employability, get to work on a business idea and make connections with like-minded peers through a range of workshops and events overseen by experienced entrepreneurs.

Develop your network and skills

Networking for entrepreneurs

Everyone is welcome at our monthly networking evenings. Be inspired by successful entrepreneurs and form lasting connections with peers that could help you start or grow your business.

Enterprise boot camp: Learn what it takes to be an entrepreneur

Learn how businesses operate and develop some practical entrepreneurial skills in a supportive environment at our practical three-day bootcamp.

Entrepreneurship training for for PhD students (SPERO)

Develop entrepreneurial skills and explore ways of using your research to develop a career outside of traditional academic pathways with the Santander PhD Entrepreneurship Opportunity (SPERO) programme.

Explore and test your business idea

Explore your business idea

Test the potential of your business idea in eight free, interactive evening sessions and get the chance to pitch for a prize of up to £5,000.

Launch your business venture

Get your business ready to go live in eight evenings of hands-on workshops, gaming activities and one-to-one support, then pitch for a prize of up to £10,000.

Advanced entrepreneurship skills for PhD students (SPERO Advanced)

Gain the practical skills and knowledge you need to set up your own business with our two-day programme.