Enterprise Tuesday talk advises on bringing scientific innovations to market


20-02-2009

Prof Chris Abell, Prof Biological Chemistry, University of Cambridge, gave an inspiring talk at Enterprise Tuesday this week on how scientists can work with entrepreneurs and corporate managers to bring the vision of their ideas and innovations to commercial reality.

This was an important discussion for those working on a technological innovation or looking to start up a high-tech business enterprise.

Enterprise Tuesday is a series of free evening lectures and networking sessions run by the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), part of Judge Business School, from October to February. The aim is to inspire people to pursue entrepreneurial ambitions and build basic business skills. The programme represents a major focus on entrepreneurship for the University, demonstrating the application of learning to solve problems and create businesses. It is also coordinated with the Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) business creation competitions.

The final talk in the Enterprise Tuesday series will take place on 24th February at the University’s Engineering Department on Trumpington Street from 6pm. It will focus on how aspiring entrepreneurs can learn from mistakes. A panel of experts will explain why mistakes happen and how they can be turned into opportunities. Sherry Coutu, President of Middlefield is joining forces with Dan Roach, Investment Director of Avlar Bio Ventures Ltd; Jack Lang, CfEL Entrepreneur in Residence, and Jamie Urquhart, Venture Partner of Pond Ventures to help budding entrepreneurs.

For further information, please contact Frances Bycroft, Programme Manager, at CfEL.

Tel: 01223 766900; Email: cfel@jbs.cam.ac.uk; Web: www.cfel.jbs.cam.ac.uk 


Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL)

The Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL), part of Judge Business School, aims to spread the spirit of enterprise to both the University of Cambridge community and to wider national and international audiences through the creation and delivery of a range of educational activities that inspire and build skills in the practise of entrepreneurship. The Centre collaborates with over 200 experienced entrepreneurs, innovators and other practitioners to provide relevant, credible and practical training. Around 40 courses, events and programmes in entrepreneurship are run per year and attended by 2000 + students and delegates.

 

The Entrepreneurship Centre at Cambridge Judge Business School aims to inspire, enable and research entrepreneurship.

Entrepreneurship Centre, Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge