Design Thinking is a human-centered innovation methodology used by some of the world’s most consistently innovative firms. It enables people to more deeply understand clients needs, identify market opportunities, and rapidly develop new products and services before competitors.
A crash course in the methodology of Design Thinking, an innovative approach and toolkit to deliver competitive advantage. The most successful...
Money Mover is feature-rich online global payments platform that provides a a secure and low cost way for small/medium sized enterprises (SMEs) to make their international payments.
Money Mover noticed a number of their life sciences and biotech businesses customers were making international payments to pay suppliers, funding outsourced drugs discovery or moving grant money across borders etc. However, were paying non-Sterling currencies directly from their GBP corporate bank account without any clarity on how much these transactions were costing them.
Since moving to Money Mover they...
This event is an opportunity for local businesses to debate what life after Brexit might look like. Join Speaker Michael Barnes for an evening of discussion and dialogue about what the future holds for your business and enterprise?
Michael has extensive experience of EU institutions, policies and programmes, including in Regional Policy, Agriculture and Fisheries and EU Enlargement. He worked for the UK government for more than 25 years and is currently Head of EU Programmes at the Greater Cambridge Greater Peterborough Enterprise Partnership.
Michael and his team support...
The evening will consist of a reception with a short one hour programme with interesting guests discussing deeptech to brand – commercialising IP and more. BGF Ventures have some great speakers lined up including our very own Simon Calver sharing his knowledge as ex CEO of LoveFiLm.
- Joe Braidwood, Tech startup executive that has led teams in San Francisco and London and helped grow SwiftKey to $250MM exit
- Simon Calver, BGF Ventures Partner who previously spent 7 years as CEO of LOVEFiLM before its sale to Amazon, has built a career with companies such as Pepsi and...
Join us for our exclusive networking reception bringing together industry experts from the Cambridge Cluster with the 2016 Executive MBA cohort to experience the Cambridge phenomenon and find out how it is unlocking the potential of what science and technology can contribute to society and provide an insight into future developments.
Location: The Trinity Centre, 24 Cambridge Science Park, 24 Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 OFN
Time & Date: 7.30pm – 10.00pm, Friday 21st April
Admission: The event is by invitation only; to express an interest in attending the event, please...
Regardless of the size of your organisation or how well known you are, attracting and retaining the best talent requires much more than partnering with a great recruiter and paying for a LinkedIn licence.
Cambridge Live invite you to join them at this knowledge sharing event which they have combined with a cream tea specifically for HR Managers and CEOs / FDs responsible for people.
Whilst you enjoy cream tea they will discuss how candidate behaviours are changing and why building your employer brand and telling your story at every stage of the candidate journey is becoming so...
Tech for Good is a meetup group for people interested in using technology to tackle social issues, from large-scale social change and inequalities, to local civic participation and community building.
We bring together people with lived experience and understanding of social issues together with hackers, coders, developers and designers.
This session theme is – Digital Leadership.
Digital Leadership is about making the internet for everyone. For that to happen, our public, civic and business leaders need to become digital leaders – not just so that they can manage specifically digital...
GoNetworking Duxford is a networking event held monthly at The Officers’ Mess Business Centre.
For business professionals, networking is a key activity that is not only fun, but critical to personal growth and business development. We at Mantle Business Centres recognise the importance of making connections. When you attend one of our networking events, you are not just gaining exposure to the people in the room with you. At GoNetworking! you are building connections with their network too.
For clients of Mantle Business Centres, the event is free of charge, though we do ask that you book...
The Huntingdonshire Business Fair, sponsored by the Federation of Small Businesses in association with the Cambridgeshire Chamber of Commerce, is a well-established business to business exhibition. It offers SMEs the opportunity to showcase their business, share ideas, and network with likeminded people.
There will be lots going on at this year’s Huntingdon Business Fair from fast paced speed networking sessions, engaging seminars, Barclays conducting 3D printer demos and the A14 trailer showing a model of the A14 improvements taking place between Ellington and Cambridge, to name just a...
Enterprise Europe Network East is delighted to present a unique series of working lunch events in partnership with the University of Suffolk, to help businesses to innovate, internationalise, support and protect their business to grow.
The third in the series of Working Lunch...
Santander are holding an exclusive Food and Drink reception at the Officers Mess in Duxford. The event is specifically designed to be an informative evening focusing on the Food and Drink Sector.
Santander will have a mixture of speakers from industry and also upcoming information about Fancy Foods USA.
On the night you will hear from the following guest speakers:
- Pavel Kolarov: FDEA, USA New York
- Eleanor Bannister: Adnams PLC live case study
- Nicola Thomas: Head of Food and Drink / Director FDE
- Alvaro Alamillo: Santander International Desk Head USA
On the evening you will be greeted by...
‘Converting Touch Into Money’ explores how people are often unaware of how their tactile sense can be used to manipulate their consumer related behaviours and the evaluations that they make.
Touch has the capability to influence many different consumer aspects such as the actual value of a product and how attractive something is judged to be. This talk will outline the importance of touch in consumption and explain how the tactile sense contributes to how we perceive products and services. It will also look at the...
Following the success of our inaugural annual B2B Marketing Conference we’re back for what promises to be another action-packed day. We’ll be showcasing some of the best industry speakers with fantastic insights and implementable marketing strategies.
At this years B2B Marketing Conference you’ll hear case studies and learn from leading B2B protagonists. And our unique discussion group sessions will ensure you’ll leave feeling creative, inspired and truly networked. We’ll be putting on some drinks, too, so stay a while after and make new friends and contacts.
Who will we be...
Artificial Intelligence [AI], or cognitive computing, is changing the world – so we are told. The level of media interest has never been higher. Widespread and radical transformation of society, jobs, and all aspects of business are almost de rigour in any forecast.
Many smaller ‘AI’ businesses have scaled rapidly or been swallowed up through acquisition, large corporates are investing heavily in AI research. Cambridge is a hot bed of innovation in AI.
But within society generally, and even within the engineering community, the understanding of AI technologies can be low – not helped by...
The Cambridge Independent Business Expo is the perfect opportunity to build new connections and is free to attend.
Guest speakers have been lined up to give visitors an insight into how they run their businesses and inspire them with new ideas. There will be three rooms hosting speakers on the day for expo guests to choose from depending on their particular interests.
From 10am to 10.45am, human resources expert Sue Isaacson will talk about her successful franchise, The HR Dept Cambridgeshire and North Herts. Topics for the two other rooms during that time slot will focus on...
Join us at The Granary Barns for our informal, networking event, inviting local business professionals to step out of the office and in to our meeting space.
£2 entry fee on arrival – Bring a friend for free!
Date & time: 10.30am – 12noon, Thursday 18th May
Location: The Granary Estates, Parsonage Lane, Woodditton, Newmarket CB8 9RZ
Registration: Please register online here.
What are the most important skills utilised by expert entrepreneurs, and how can they be developed?
Peter Drucker, the noted management thinker, suggested that entrepreneurs are made, not born – and that the skills of entrepreneurship can be learnt. So what are the most important skills utilised by expert entrepreneurs, and how can they be developed?
Drawing on the latest research, Dr Chris Coleridge, Director of the Postgraduate Diploma in Entrepreneurship and Senior Faculty in Management Practice at Cambridge Judge Business School’s Entrepreneurship Centre, will talk about which skills...
Billy Boyle and fellow researchers abandoned their PhDs to develop a revolutionary sensor to detect a wide range of chemicals. Following good sales in the defence industry, the technology is being re-directed to save 100,000 lives through early cancer detection. Billy will tell us the Owlstone story so far and his ambitions for the future.
In 2004 the plan was to develop a business idea for a dime-sized device that could be programmed to detect a wide range of chemical agents. The agents may be present in extremely small quantities, but the team was successful in making products that...
Gene editing: from innovative science to effective policy
The pace of scientific innovation in and around the life sciences has never been faster, and the implications of many of these innovations pose significant issues for policy-makers, especially for applications relating to human health. Join leading international experts as they explore how we can balance an accurate understanding of complex biomedical science against ethical, legal and social issues to develop robust and effective policy.
- Prof Bartha Knoppers, Director, Centre of Genomics and Policy, McGill...
According to Daniel Pink (author of To Sell Is Human), we are all in sales now whether or not we like to admit it. This one day course (with additional reinforcement to support implementation) is for professionals who are not in a formal sales role but have a responsibility to bring in revenue, client acquisition and/or grow existing clients as part of their role.
For example you may be the business owner who has to wear many hats, including sales, or a partner (or working up to partner) in a professional services firm or you may have expertise in an industry such as marketing,...
Cambridge Judge Business School will host its third conference dedicated to Women’s Leadership on Saturday 10 June.
This one-day conference promises an exciting programme from outstanding leaders. There will be keynotes from Sue Owen, Permanent Secretary for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, and Amanda Messler, General Manager at Microsoft, as well as a workshop on unconscious bias, panel discussions on ‘balance’ and ‘gendered industries’ and debate. There will also be time to network throughout the day and at a closing drinks reception.
A great opportunity for...
Employee pro-environmental behaviour has been examined from the perspective of a number of academic disciplines. Social marketing (the application of marketing to achieve specific behavioural goals, for a social good) has been used to encourage positive behaviours such as blood donation, reducing littering, and healthy living.
Bringing these two areas together the presentation will focus on social marketing approaches to employee pro-environmental behaviour, and their potential for future development. It will present a case...