Tag Archives: Venture Creation Weekends (VCW)

A high-performing team is the key to a successful business

A high-performing team is the key to a successful business

I’ve listened to many outstanding pitches from entrepreneurs over the past few years. With every idea I hear pitched, I’m always encouraged by the enthusiasm, confidence, energy, optimism, and creativity of the entrepreneurs. But I’ve never seen an entrepreneur’s idea evolve from concept to reality without equal contributions from a high-performing team. In fact, I’veRead more

Innovation in food security

Innovation in food security

By Bethan Manley, PhD student at the Department of Plant Sciences, University of Cambridge Why food security? In the next 30 years, a rise in global food demand spurred by an increased population and income growth is set to require an increase in food production by at least 60 per cent more than 2006 levels.Read more

The Insurer and the InsureTech – a happy marriage?

The Insurer and the InsureTech – a happy marriage?

By Tracey Smith, FinTech and InsureTech Lead at Direct Line Group (DLG) InsureTech has been the buzzword of 2017, with almost weekly conferences on digital innovation attended by 100s of insurers trying to understand how to be more innovative and move their businesses into the next digital age, whilst still wearing their suits! The timeRead more

Emerging opportunities in RegTech

Emerging opportunities in RegTech

By Kieran Garvey, Head of Regulation & Policy at the Cambridge Centre for Alternative Finance RegTech (Regulatory Technology) is a rapidly developing area of market activity encompassing a wide array of firms adopting and applying innovative technologies to facilitate the delivery of regulatory requirements and services to individual consumers, businesses as well as governments, regulatorsRead more

What does big pharma look for in start-ups and innovators?

What does big pharma look for in start-ups and innovators?

By Duncan Young, Associate Director, Academic Alliances, and Vincenzo Garzya, Project Management Director, from AstraZeneca Great science is the foundation of all innovation in life sciences, and so, as a global biopharmaceutical company, AstraZeneca’s focus is always to “follow the science”. This is one of our core values; it determines how we work and guidesRead more

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