Recent Colloquia

13 October 2015

Elizabeth Garnsey
Fellow of Clare Hall, Emeritus Reader in Innovation Studies
Science and Spin-Outs in Cambridge: Incentives and impact

This talk offers an introduction to technology enterprise in and around Cambridge for those unfamiliar with the Cambridge tech scene. We will examine ways in which scientific knowledge is translated into practice, with a focus on technology-based spin-out companies originating in the university. We will identify reasons why Cambridge scientists and engineers have chosen to start companies. In examining the types of business they have set up, we will see how business models in different sectors are a response to the distinctive challenges faced.   Has Cambridge become a victim of success? The dilemmas created by the growth of local tech industry will be a focus for discussion.

Duration: 1h10

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