The University of Greenwich is home to the Generator, an enterprise centre which helps students and other stakeholders to develop entrepreneurial skills and to launch and grow new ventures.
The centre provides a range of support for students including 1-1 appointments, events, co-work space, grant funding, and an annual Enterprise Challenge competition. Now in its 11th year the Enterprise Challenge has been a launchpad for students who’ve gone on to set up a huge number of successful businesses, including Impibag, Kumbhaa, JDM Social, CNPPS, Bake Well Being, and Adverttu.
In addition to supporting students, the Generator also supports enterprise in both local and international communities via a range of funded European projects, including:
- Social Integration of Refugees through Education and Self-Employment (SIREE)
- Support Network for Social Entrepreneurs (SuNSE)
- Growth of the Visitor Economy through Traditional market, Employment and Skills (GOTRADE)
The Generator is also leading a funded project as part of the OfS/ Research England Student Knowledge Exchange competition, looking at the ways students and employers can benefit from consultancy projects in weekend hack formats.
Rachel Brown – Head of Enterprise & Innovation
Mia Abouri – Enterprise Centre Manager