Cambridge Enterprise runs events to provide information and training on all aspects of the commercialisation process, including information on intellectual property (IP), how-to workshops on company creation and consultancy, and Q&A sessions with industry experts. These events are open to all University academics and staff.

If you would like Cambridge Enterprise to host an event for your University department or research group, or would be interested in having a speaker from Cambridge Enterprise at your next event, please contact Kasia Ladds.

Consultancy 101 workshop

Wednesday 4th October 2017, 09:00-13:30

Cormack Room, University Centre, Mill Lane.

Cambridge Enterprise is offering a free workshop in how to effectively manage consultancy projects, sharing expertise on best practice, tips on making life easier and trouble-shooting for some of the key issues faced by consultants. The workshop is designed for all levels of experience, whether already acting as a consultant or for those considering doing so, and is open to anyone currently employed by the University.

Further information and details on how to register can be found here.

For any queries or questions relating to eligibility, please contact Robert Ince.

Commercialisation Roadshow 2017

September to November, refreshments provided.

Are you interested in learning more about the commercialisation of University research?

In light of our 10th anniversary celebrations, Cambridge Enterprise will be holding a series of departmental Roadshow events showcasing some of the most prominent research that has spun out of the university.

These events will provide a networking opportunity to meet like-minded people with an interest in entrepreneurship and is open to academics, postdocs and PhDs alike from across all departments at the University.

Please see below for details of how to register for each event.

CEGX: The spinout that’s measuring the epigenome to improve human health

Tuesday 12th September 2017, 18:00-20:00

Pfizer Lecture Theatre, Department of Chemistry, Lensfield Road.

Come and hear Dr. Jason Mellad, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at Cambridge Epigenetix, give a talk about the company’s route to commercialisation and how the relationship with Cambridge Enterprise was able to support this journey.

Cambridge Epigenetix, a pioneer in the development of epigenetic sequencing, was founded in 2012 by Prof Shankar Balasubramanian of the Department of Chemistry. The company is focused on developing best-in-class tools to make studying DNA methylation and DNA hydroxymethylation as easy as studying DNA sequencing.

Further information and details on how to register can be found here.

Not your typical spin out: How ICthinking is changing society and preventing extremism

Wednesday 11th October 2017, 18:00-20:00

Darwin Room, The Pitt Building, Trumpington Street.

Come and hear Simon Pellew, OBE, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ICthinking, talk about the research that spun out of the Department of Psychology, the relationship with Cambridge Enterprise and the educational programmes that they are now able to provide which are quite literally changing the world.

Called ICthinking, the programme was developed by Savage with Dr Jose Liht and Dr Eolene Boyd-MacMillan. The ‘IC’ stands for Integrated Complexity—and refers to both the style of thinking people use when facing difference and disagreement, and a way of measuring it, based on over 40 years of research by Professor Peter Suedfeld and his colleagues.

Further information and details on how to register can be found here.

ROADMap: the spin-out developing technology to improve efficiency of fibre optic networks

Tuesday 14th November 2017, 18:00-20:00

Rayleigh Seminar Room, Maxwell Centre, JJ Thomson Avenue, West Cambridge Site.

Come and hear Karl Heeks, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) at ROADMap Systems Limited, talk about the research that spun out of the Department of Engineering, the relationship with Cambridge Enterprise and the technology that they are now developing.

“We are developing a highly innovative WSS solution that is protected by a suite of patents and which we believe will provide profound benefits, in both current markets for optical networks as well as opening up potential new and exciting markets in data-centres and optical computing.” – Karl Heeks, CEO.

ROADMap Systems Limited, spun out of research developed at the Electrical Engineering division of the Department of Engineering, is working on a new type of optical switch, used to create Reconfigurable Optical Add/Drop Multiplexers (ROADMs), a fast-expanding part of optical telecom networks, and enabling the flexible use of different wavelengths of light that carry traffic through the network.

Further information and details on how to register can be found here.

For any roadshow queries or questions relating to eligibility, please contact Robert Ince.