Innovation Creative Exchange Plus (ICE+)

Innovation Creative Exchange Plus (ICE+) is a new interdisciplinary enterprise initiative which will provide opportunities for students at all levels to engage in challenges posed by external businesses.

Interdisciplinary student teams will be supported to develop innovative solutions and concepts and then pitch their proposals back to the external organisation.

Teams with the best proposals will be offered short internships, with the external organisation, to further develop/implement ideas. As a result of taking ideas forward, new opportunities for student-led businesses or research projects may arise. 

Benefits to Students include the opportunity to:

  • Develop an understanding of, and practical experience in, the application of innovation techniques to address real-world business challenges
  • Experience and benefit from interdisciplinary team working
  • Develop Graduate Attributes to enhance future employability and their CV
  • Have the opportunity to be selected for and undertake an internship.
University Staff: If you are a Course Leader, Module Tutor or School Careers Advisor and would like to promote ICE+ opportunities to your students then please contact
University Students: ICE+ is open to all students at any stage in their academic studies. If you would like to take part in a challenge in the next 12 months, then please register your interest by emailing
Business and Industry partners: Do you think your business could benefit from an ICE+ challenge? If you would like to develop a proposal for a live challenge then please contact