Student creating the practical design solutions.

Week two of the programme will challenge you to solve a real-world issue. Drawing on your entrepreneurial skills, you will work with students from other subject areas to share expertise, collaborate and to evolve an idea to answer the challenge question.  This year, you and your group can choose to focus on Health and Wellbeing or Climate Change

As a team, you will present your solution to a panel of judges and fellow Global Summer School students. This challenge is your opportunity to show originality and to build the skills you will need at university including, teamwork, presentation and communication skills.   

The Imperial Enterprise Lab will lead sessions covering topics such as:  

  • What is entrepreneurship? 
  • Contextualizing innovation in health and wellbeing
  • Meet the founders – you will hear from a series of student startups
  • Introduction to ideation, generating and choosing ideas 
  • Business models
  • Pitching and performance

Innovation Challenge pre-reading 2024

Meet the teachers

Sarah Ranchev-Hale
Head of Imperial Enterprise Lab

What is the Innovation Challenge all about?

What is the Innovation Challenge all about?

Hear from Sarah Ranchev-Hale, Head of the Imperial Enterprise Lab, about week two of Global Summer School. Develop skills around entrepreneurial ideation and learn how to apply these skills throughout your university career and beyond.

Group project planning

Prototype building

Prototype building