Imperial College supports Create Lab

The Create Lab Venture Catalyst Challenge campaign is in support of student innovation and entrepreneurial spirit

Imperial College London has launched its biggest-ever campaign in support of student innovation and entrepreneurial spirit, with its Create Lab Venture Catalyst Challenge (VCC).

Three ‘Invent the Future’ make-a-thon workshops kicked off on 13th November and run through 22 January, welcoming the campus-wide Create Lab community for idea generation sessions at Imperial College’s new Digital Media Lab in White City, operated by Imperial CollegeThinkSpace.

The ‘Invent the Future’ series invites innovators and experts, scientists, academics, students and media to generate game-changing ideas and form them into viable solutions for major global issues. The keynotes feature a who’s who of leading experts and thought leaders to provide rich and diverse perspective, debate and conclusions across: health, resources/climate and life-work-play in the future.

Spencer Kelly, technology presenter on popular TV programmes showcasing the latest gadgets, games and technological advances, concludes the series with a keynote on the future of consumer technology at 2pm on 22 January. Spencer graduated with a double first in Computer Science from Cambridge University. With a particular knack for making technology appear simple, Spencer separates the wheat from the chaff of the technology world. He has presented on wide-ranging topics from quantum computers to video game consoles, and remains a sought-after personality for technology trend-spotting.

Imperial College ThinkSpace hosts the ‘Invent the Future’ make-a-thons in support of the launch of the Imperial Create Lab (, an Imperial-wide community interested in exploring ideas, meeting other innovative, creative people and developing the skills and connections to create amazing things and stand out in the real world. Imperial College ThinkSpace ( provides flexible, affordable offices, labs and shared co-working spaces for entrepreneurs and tomorrow’s innovators.


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