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Launching GENERATE for SMEs

GENERATE has been designed by Imperial College London to help ambitious, high-growth SMEs create and enhance services and products, solve challenges and collaborate with peers.

The programme's sector-specific workshops are aimed at SMEs based within a 15-mile radius of White City, West London operating in or interested in the sectors below… (with more to follow).
  • Cleantech
  • Plastics and packaging
  • Biotech


Through presentations and Q&As, brainstorming sessions, tours of the Invention rooms and Hackspace, plus one-to-one discussions - attendees will... 

  • Find out how Imperial can help grow their business
  • Explore design thinking with academic leaders
  • Address their unique challenges
  • Network with like-minded SMEs
  • Discover practical tools to take away


The workshops will be run by a mix of business mentors and members of Imperial's academic community with experience in collaborating with SMEs to develop products and services. Speakers and facilitators include…

  • Professor Richard Templer, Director of Innovation at the Grantham Institute
  • Professor Oscar Ces, Professor Chemical Biology & Co-Director of the Imperial College Advanced Hackspace
  • Dr Billy Wu, Lecturer at the Dyson School of Engineering
  • Alistair McDermott, CEO, Imperial Consultants (ICON)
  • Dr Leila Sheldrick, Lecturer at the Dyson School of Design Engineering





Invention Rooms, Imperial College London,
Stadium House, 68 Wood Lane
W12 7RH


There are 30 places available per workshop - and they are FREE.


Participation is on a first-come first-served basis, so book today to secure your place.