Category Archives: innovation

Santander SME Internships Programme – a brilliant find!

Santander SME Internships Programme – a brilliant find!

I’m Caroline Pegden, the co-founder of TempaGoGo, a startup aiming at taking the pain away from temporary agency recruitment in the UK. We have been delighted to have Tom Higgins Toon, a Modern Languages graduate from Selwyn College, Cambridge, as our Marketing and Operations Intern over the summer, kindly supported by the Santander SME InternshipsRead more

My VCW – one would-be entrepreneur takes on a Venture Creation Weekend

My VCW – one would-be entrepreneur takes on a Venture Creation Weekend

What am I doing here? That was my first thought as I looked round a lecture theatre packed with incredibly smart science and business brains. But I had an idea, I wanted to test it and the entry fee was just £60, so here I was on my first Venture Creation Weekend without a clueRead more

The business case for women in entrepreneurship – how public and private sectors can help

The business case for women in entrepreneurship – how public and private sectors can help

There is huge unrealised economic potential in female entrepreneurship in the UK, but only if we can secure the right conditions for women to start and scale new businesses at the same rate as men. The government-commissioned Alison Rose Review 2019 shows that female entrepreneurship represents a £250 billion opportunity for the UK economy. AccordingRead more

Enabling innovation in cardiac surgery

Enabling innovation in cardiac surgery

At its core, clinical research is about leveraging team work to creatively solve high impact problems. Often clinicians see this as their opportunity to be the ultimate advocate for their patients, rising above the day to day battles of ward care to win the war against a clinical problem. As a medical student in London,Read more

Jukedeck: Building a Creative AI business

Jukedeck: Building a Creative AI business

I never thought I’d start a business. From the age of seven, my passion and focus was music: first as a chorister in King’s College Choir; through classical piano, jazz flute, a cappella groups and songwriting; returning to King’s to study Music as an undergrad, where I had my first choral compositions published. But, onRead more

EnterpriseTECH: the key to realising innovation

EnterpriseTECH: the key to realising innovation

NHS clinicians have access to many different investigations and treatments for patients. Through years of work in different clinical specialties, we become aware that both investigations and treatments carry inherent deficiencies. They may be expensive, uncomfortable for the patient, time-consuming or ineffective. Most of the clinicians I have worked with, in my capacity as aRead more

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