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Entrepreneurial Events

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Event The Alpbach Summer School 2015
Deadline May 8
Date Aug 19-24
Location European Forum Alpbach, Europäisches Forum Alpbach, Congress Centrum Alpbach, A-6236 Alpbach 246
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About the event

I.E.C.T. Hermann Hauser and the European Forum Alpbach invite innovative PhD students and Post-Doc researchers from the fields of technology, advanced engineering, science and mathematics to evolve their ideas to marketability! This year Dr Hermann Hauser, accepted worldwide as successful computer and risk capital entrepreneur, founded the I.E.C.T. – Hermann Hauser. Together with the European Forum Alpbach and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning, I.E.C.T. formed a framework for potential entrepreneurs, where they are able to present their product or venture ideas to an international jury – the Alpbach Summer School on Entrepreneurship.

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The Alpbach Summer School in Alpbach/Tyrol offers a broad range of lectures combined with interactive workshops and coachings with renowned mentors to prepare the participants for their pitch at the end of the programme. The overall aim of the programme is to evolve the ideas to marketability and create successful new entrepreneurs and ventures.


  • Gain inspiration, motivation and tools to commercialise your idea
  • Understand the process of taking your novel technologies to market
  • Determine the best business models and marketing strategy
  • Accelerate your idea and develop key entrepreneurial skills and contacts
  • Be part of a vibrant, like-minded company and meet global-playing senior entrepreneurs

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Event Cambridge University Entrepreneurs (CUE) Grand Finale 2015
Date May 13
Location Lecture Theatre 0, Department of Engineering
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Join us on 13 May for the conclusion of this year's CUE business creation competition at the CUE Grand Finale 2015! The Grand Finale promises a showcase of the best business ideas across Cambridge University. Our keynote speakers include Simon Galbraith (Co-founder, Red Gate Software), Peter Harris (Founder, Hotel Chocolat) and Dr Tim Minshall (Reader in Technology and Innovation Management, University of Cambridge). Watch the competition finalists pitch to a panel of angel investors and network with the brightest entrepreneurial minds over free wine and snacks!

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CUE 2015 Angel Panel

  • Dr Darrin Disley, CEO of Horizon Discovery Group
  • Simon Galbraith, Co-Founder of Red Gate Software
  • Hanadi Jabado, Director of Accelerate Cambridge at Cambridge Judge Business School
  • Peter Harris, Founder of Hotel Chocolat)
  • Pieter Knook, Visiting Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge

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Event Wireless is Dead. Long Live Wireless! – The Future of Wireless International Conference
Date Jun 23-24
Location Emirates Stadium, London, UK
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Now in it's 7th year and firmly established as a leading event in the global wireless industry, The Future of Wireless International Conference is building momentum, tickets are selling fast, so register your place now. Taking place at one of the world's breathtaking sporting arenas Emirates Stadium, London, UK on 23-24 June 2015, this Cambridge Wireless Conference attracts over 350 industry experts, top executives and leaders from the wireless technology, making this an excellent place for international business opportunities, networking and insights to the latest wireless industry trends and disruptive technologies.

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Our impressive line up of keynote speakers from CSR, MediaTek, u-blox, Accenture, The KTN, Aricent, Ansys UK and more will present opposing views on smartphone innovation, connected devices, spectrum, semiconductors, urban design, do we need 5G?, smart cities, connected car and big data. Find out more »

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Event Bringing you ON Helix 2015, One Nucleus' Translational Research Conference
Date Jul 14
Location Wellcome Trust Conference Centre, Hinxton
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ON Helix will present the UK landscape of the business environment, funding, scientific and clinical research excellence and will be a unique knowledge-sharing environment between academia and business.

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We are delighted to announce our Opening Keynote Address:

  • Dr Bahija Jallal, Executive Vice President AstraZeneca and Head of MedImmune

Our Keynote Speakers are:

  • George Freeman MP, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Life Sciences
  • Dr Nicolas Sireau, AKU Society
  • Dr Farid Bidgoli, MSD

The conference will commence with a Welcome Reception and BioNewsRound Awards on 13 July.

Who should attend?

  • Biotech and healthcare companies senior executives
  • Academic technology transfer executives
  • Pharma business and research development directors
  • Life science investors Technical and professional service providers
  • Scientists working in translational research or medicine

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