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Physical Sciences commercialisation workshop

Wednesday 5 October 2016, 9am–1.30pm including lunch, Maxwell Centre seminar rooms

Exploring commercialisation, the natural next step for your research

Are you interested in exploring potential commercial applications of your research?

Cambridge Enterprise is holding a workshop for researchers in the Physical Sciences who are interested in learning more about developing their ideas and inventions into opportunities that are attractive to business and investors.

Speakers include:

Jeremy Baumberg, a leader in nanoscience and nanotechnology, who has worked for much of his career at the interface between academia and industry. He has led interdisciplinary nano-centres at the Universities of Cambridge and Southampton, and developed novel devices within Hitachi, IBM, and his spin-offs Mesophotonics and Base4.

Tuomas Knowles, who founded Fluidic Analytics Limited in 2013 and now serves as Chief Scientific Officer. His research interests are focused on using physical approaches to study the self-assembly of protein molecules both in the context of disease and for the synthesis of novel functional biomaterials.

The workshop offers:

  • Experience-sharing and a Q&A panel with academics experienced in commercialisation of University research through a variety of channels
  • Discussion of issues surrounding commercial value, confidentiality, and intellectual property
  • How Cambridge Enterprise can help you commercialise your research

You’ll have the opportunity to work with Charles Boulton, from the Department of Engineering, on your commercial proposition before the event, should you wish to get a head start. Charles will help you to identify where, how and why commercial value can be realised. Three propositions will be presented and discussed in this session as examples. If you would like to be involved, please indicate when you register and we will get in touch about next steps.

We welcome applications from academics, postdocs and PhD students at the University of Cambridge.

Places for this free event are limited. Register here.

Wednesday, 5 October, 2016 - 09:00 to 13:30