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Enterprise Awards

The department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology is pleased to host two charitable programmes that support the Department’s ambition to educate students regardless of their financial means and to stimulate innovation and entrepreneurship among these students.

Christopher R. Lowe Carpe Diem Enterprise Programme

Funded by Biotechnology alumnus Dr Darrin Disley, CEO of Horizon Discovery Group plc and MPhil Bioscience Enterprise Fellow, the Christopher R. Lowe Carpe Diem Enterprise Programme provides funding for bursaries, business creation competition prizes and an annual innovation conference.  In conjunction with its nominated partners, the MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise (MBE) programme, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) and Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club (CUTEC) the donation supports the Christopher R. Lowe tuition bursaries for MBE students, prizes for the Life Science Start-up of the Year and Young Entrepreneurs of the Year and an annual Technology Ventures Innovation Conference. 

Eligible students offered a place on the Bioscience Enterprise programme will be contacted in June and invited to submit an application for a bursary.  

Dr Geraldine Rodgers Enterprise Studentship

Dr Disley and Horizon Discovery plc jointly fund the Dr Geraldine Rodgers Enterprise Studentship, established to recognise Dr Rodger’s many significant contributions to the life science sector through her roles at the Institute of Biotechnology and as Head of Cambridge Enterprise Seed Funds.  The Studentship provides £20,000 towards the fees and maintenance of a student of the MPhil in Bioscience Enterprise programme who is also a member of Trinity Hall.

Applicants for the Geraldine Rodgers Enterprise Studentship should review their eligibility and the conditions of the award before submitting their University application forms: