Genesys (Lean Startup Model)

Services offered

  • Software development

  • Website development


Masters students participate in Genesys as a professional software development organisation, one of the first of its kind in the UK, where they form customer-facing teams to build custom web applications.

Genesys gives students the opportunity to gain industrial experience with considerable personal responsibility. It offers the chance to:

  • Work as part of a team in a professional software engineering environment.

  • Engage with real customers to discover business opportunities.

  • Apply agile software engineering and lean startup practices to build a marketable product.

  • Boost their employability by gaining experience in areas such as process improvement, product development, project management, software testing, user experience design, and much more.

Each year staff from epiGenesys identify challenging themes for Genesys to focus on based on key topics from the software engineering industry and wider global challenges. Recent options include

  • personal fitness in an aging society

  • experiencing the arts in the modern-day

  • self-directed learning

  • securing personal data

  • sustainability

  • diversity in teams

Genesys shares dedicated office space with epiGenesys. This provides our students with:

  • Professional facilities for collaborating with other members of the organisation.

  • Easy access to advice and guidance from software engineering practitioners.

  • An opportunity to observe and interact with staff from a real software company.


Cathedral Court, 1 Vicar Lane, Sheffield S1 2LT.