ICE 2022 Participants UK & EU | ProjectSet

Innovation Challenge for Entrepreneurship 2022
ICE-22 UK & EU

What is ICE-22?

ICE-22 is a free, virtual competition about innovation and entrepreneurship. It is open to all university students and recent graduates from the Europe and the UK – no matter what subject you study or how tech-savvy you are.

You can form a team with your friends or join an existing team to develop your ideas, learn new skills, forge new connections, win prizes and have lots of fun!

It’s absolutely free; just turn up and commit 1-2 hours per day during the 3 weeks. You can participate in ICE-22 from anywhere, anytime on our virtual platform.

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  • Dates

    24/02 - 18/03
  • Team Size

    1-5 members
  • Where

    100% online
  • Cost

  • Accreditation


Why join ICE-22 as a participant?

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    Develop valuable employability skills

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    Build a digital portfolio to demonstrate your skills

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    Learn from experienced mentors

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    Meet new people and expand your network

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    Connect with coveted employers

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    Win fabulous prizes

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Sign-ups are now closed!

Unfortunately the sign-ups for ICE-22 UK&EU are now closed. If you wish to be kept in the loop for our upcoming events, go ahead and sign up to ProjectSet here. We look forward to seeing you at future events!


Hackathons are events where people come together (physically or remotely!) and collaborate in small teams to come up with creative solutions to specific problems, within a set time limit. Traditionally, hackathons were all about coding or creating hardware/software, but the definition has changed to become more inclusive.

We will have exciting prizes worth thousands of pounds for all winners. Watch this space for more details. We will also offer all participants involved a Certificate.

Yes - participation is entirely free. All you will need is a computer/laptop and a half-decent internet connection.

ICE is different from other, existing hackathons in a few ways. Firstly, the hackathon will involve students in multiple universities across the EU, allowing for a more diverse range of fellow participants, as well as the chance to connect with people outside your typical university bubble! Secondly, the themes of the various tracks have been selected specifically to tackle some of the most important issues and phenomena that will affect us all in the years to come. We will only solve these problems with the kind of innovation and entrepreneurship that this event aims to promote! This could be a chance to get involved in something that really makes a difference. And lastly, ICE is entirely virtual! Powered by ProjectSet’s online collaborative tool, you will be able to discuss your ideas, receive guidance, present, and be judged - all from the comfort of your own home!

ICE is an event for students and recent grads of any discipline and background - and that’s it! There are no other barriers to entry and absolutely no costs. The event aims to help university students and recent grads (having graduated within the last 2 years) who are looking to gain experience, skills, and exposure to employers, in a time when internships and work experience opportunities are scarcer than they have been in recent years.

As well as being a fun way to connect with fellow students over relevant innovations, ICE will be a fantastic way to boost your CV, especially in a time when the future of internships and work experience is a little uncertain! You will pick up key skills - including teamwork, communication, working to deadlines, thinking outside the box, compromising, working virtually, and self-management - all of which are amongst the top skills valued by employers! We will additionally be allowing employers to connect with star participants after the event, meaning this could be a great way to secure future opportunities with some of our great sponsors.

You need at least 1, and at most 5 people in your team. They may be enrolled in the same or in different universities. This is a great opportunity to team up with a group of peers and come up with awesome ideas, for a good cause - and get rewarded for it.

It’s simple and easy. Once you have signed up via the form on this page, we will send you an invite to the launch session. Simply come along to this session and we will take care of the team formation there. If you already have a team in mind, we will make sure that you are sorted into a team together (and may possibly add more members if you require).

You can spend as much or as little time on the hackathon as you want to; it is entirely up to you and your team. We recommend you plan for a total of 10-15 hours over the 5-day period in Phase-1 and a total of 20-30 hours over the 2 weeks in Phase-2 (if your team qualifies). Of course, the more time you invest, the more people you will connect with and the more valuable your ideas and experience are likely to be.

Of course. You will have a mentor to guide your team as well as the opportunity to join several virtual tutorials during both rounds. In addition, we will organise optional sessions where a host of business and thought leaders will offer you valuable advice and tips. Finally, our team will be on hand to help you if you get stuck.

Of course, you can share and discuss ideas offline. At the same time, we encourage you to log all your key ideas on the platform to get the most benefit. This will allow your mentors to see what you are working on and offer proper advice."

One of the advantages of virtual working is that some of the pressure is off! Presenting online is far less scary than in real life, plus you’ll be presenting alongside your teammates. If you’ve never presented before, or have had limited experience presenting at university, this could be a great opportunity to develop your skills.

Please ask away! You can send questions at any time to - if you make the subject title of your email ‘ICE Student Query’ then we can get back to you even sooner.

To participate in ICE-22, scroll back up the page to Sign up here! and fill out the form. If you have a team in mind, send them this page so that they can sign up too. We will then email you with further details including the Zoom link to the launch session. You need to attend this launch session as this is where we sort you into teams. See you there!

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