The Entrepreneurial journey from deep science to a billion market product: how to embrace risks and failures while aiming for success. Speaker: Dr Giorgia Longobardi, founder & CEO of Cambridge GaN Devices
Innovation Seminar Talk: The Entrepreneurial journey from deep science to a billion market product
Giorgia has a PhD in power devices from Cambridge University. Since 2009 she has been working on GaN power devices design and characterisation gaining extensive and in-dept knowledge of GaN reliability. She has more than 5 years of experience in managing and budgeting multi-partner projects and prior to that she has led the GaN power devices team at the engineering department at Cambridge University. In 2019 she received the RAEng Engineers Trust Young Engineer of the Year by Royal Academy of Engineering.
She now leads a team of more than 30 people including several consultants. In recognition for her contribution to the business she has been recently awarded the 2021 Business Woman of the year award from Business weekly and Talented Young Italian award in the category research and innovation from the Italian Chamber of Commerce and Industry for the UK. Cambridge GaN devices (CGD) has also received the UKBAA Deep tech investment of the year and the Business Weekly scale-up of the year. Giorgia has a strong passion for green technologies, which has been driving her along her entrepreneurial journey.
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