Cranfield Venture Programme

The Venture Programme is an intensive, hands-on way of figuring out how your research can have real and demonstrable impact, learning new skills, meeting new people and getting a sense of entrepreneurship as a career option.

Cranfield Venture Day

The annual one day conference that brings together Cranfield’s extended network of Venture founders, investors and supporters. Now in its ninth year.

StartUp Weekends

The purpose of Startup Weekends is to provide concentrated time on getting to learn about ideas from right across the campus, build interim teams and thrash out ideas so that we can help you find viable business opportunities.

Wednesday Business: Enterprise Talks

Throughout this programme you will hear from leading entrepreneurs who will take you through their journey and the challenges they faced whilst growing their business.

Ideas to Innovation (i2i)

Ideas to Innovation (i2i) began life as Enterprisers. It has run over 30 times since its inception for PhD communities, early career researchers and mid managers from the private and public sector. It was established by the Cambridge-MIT institute in 2002, to develop self-confidence that enables participants to apply their knowledge and skills to create new ventures or support existing ones through being proactive and innovative.

Social Venture Challenge

The purpose of the Cranfield Social Venture Challenge Weekend is to provide concentrated time to work on new ideas that make a difference in the world.

Cranfield Business Growth Club

A national network of facilitated groups supporting former Business Growth & Development Programme (BGP) participants, with over 75 members in 10 groups. For more information please contact Sarah Brame.

MBA Competitions

MBA students are given the opportunity to represent Cranfield at the European Business Plan of the Year Competition (EBPYC) and the Venture Capital Investment Competition (VCIC).