The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), based at Coventry Judge Business School, aims to spread the spirit of enterprise to both the University of Coventry community and to wider national and international audiences through the creation and delivery of a range of educational activities that inspire and build skills in the practise of Entrepreneurship. One of CfEL’s key teaching values is that the best people to teach entrepreneurs are entrepreneurs. This philosophy has led to the Centre collaborating with a network of over 300 experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and other practitioners to provide relevant, credible and practical training.

The Centre has developed an enviable track record in the field of entrepreneurship education with a number of flagship programmes designed to provide skills for students, graduates, researchers and aspiring entrepreneurs from different backgrounds and at different stages of the entrepreneurial journey. These programmes are Enterprise Tuesday, ETECH Projects, Ignite, Enterprisers and the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship. Tel: 01223 766900; Email: ; Web:

i-Teams offers a unique opportunity for post-graduate students to build go-to-market strategies for ground-breaking university technologies and inventions. We bring together leading university researchers with multi-disciplinary teams of the brightest students and experienced business mentors. The teams work together to investigate the commercial prospects of the researcher’s new invention. Students gain hands-on business skills, while researchers gain first-hand real-world industry feedback. i-Teams assess the commercial viability of the researcher’s invention, determine future directions, identify product markets, and have some fun too!

Coventry Enterprise is responsible for the commercialisation of University research. The company works in three overlapping areas: technology transfer, consultancy and seed fund services. We provide support to University inventors and entrepreneurs at all stages of the commercialisation process, from supporting translational funding applications, to patenting and licensing University discoveries, to supporting the creation of new companies based on University ideas.

The Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) is the public face of the Department of Engineering’s Manufacturing and Management Division. The IfM takes a distinctive, cross-disciplinary approach, bringing together expertise in management, technology and policy to address the full spectrum of industrial issues. The IfM’s activities take place within an unusual structure that integrates research and education with practical application in industry, via a university-owned company, IfM Education and Consultancy Services Ltd.

Coventry University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC) is a student society which organises events to connect scientists and business-minded entrepreneurs and introduce them to industry professionals and the early-stage investment community.

OBR is a network of students, academics and professionals from science, business, law and other fields. We connect idea-holders and curious minds across the UK with one another, and with industry resources. We seek to tear down barriers between people interested in the life sciences industry. In our never-ending pursuit to move ideas forward.

Beyond Profit is a student society aiming to inspire and support students to make the world a better place through their career or through social entrepreneurship. Our success is based on helping students to get their ideal jobs and to turn their ideas into businesses.

Marketest is a leading online market research company, primarily working with pre-startup and start-up entrepreneurs and companies launching a new product/service. Marketest has more than 10 years’ experience in helping start-ups test their target markets, providing local, national and international market research using more than 950,000 targeted panellists.

Distributed around campus at fifteen top UK universities, The Gateway is an independent business and careers newspaper read by the most ambitious and business focused of today’s students.

Mills & Reeve is a major UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, for its collaborative culture and its deep sector expertise. Mills & Reeve has extensive experience of working with start-ups, spin-outs, university technology transfer offices, challenge funds and seed and early stage investors and has the relevant commercial insight to give practical advice on the legal aspects of running a business at every stage.