• Amy Weatherup

    Amy Weatherup (formerly Amy Mokady) is a serial entrepreneur who has held senior sales, marketing and business development roles in both start-ups and multinational companies, and now focuses on turning university research into practice. She was co-founder and marketing director of STNC Ltd., a venture-backed start-up which was one of the first companies to develop web…


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  • Dr. Bang

    Bang recently completed his PhD at the Institute for Manufacturing under the supervision of Professor Tim Minshall. His thesis, the source of countless sleepless nights, was on the growth of technology-based social enterprises in the manufacturing sector. The study itself was conducted using a qualitative case-study approach on early-stage technology companies in Cambridge such as…


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  • Dr. Lara Allen

    Dr Lara Allen has worked extensively in international development and in academia. She has a PhD from the University of Cambridge and was an Associate Professor at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2007, she co-founded Tshulu Trust, which links rural communities in the Venda region of South Africa with universities around…


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  • Professor Tim Minshall

    Tim is the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge, Head of the Institute for Manufacturing (IfM) and Head of the IfM’s Centre for Technology Management (CTM). His research, teaching and engagement activities are focused on the links between manufacturing and innovation. Since joining the University of Cambridge in…


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  • Katie Bardes

    Katie’s expertise is in working with people at all levels across the organisation to develop the skills and behaviours needed to successfully grow their business. Prior to running her own consultancy, she worked in the careers service, the telecoms industry and the chemical sciences. She was responsible for leading projects across Europe Middle East and…


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  • Dr. Simon Pulman-Jones

    Simon is a Business Anthropologist, with extensive experience in human-centred innovation, product development and design for major global companies across all industry sectors. After an English degree at Cambridge he first worked in documentary film-making, through which he developed an interest in anthropology which he pursued via a PhD at the London School of Economics.…


  • Dr Gillian Davis

    Gillian is the Commercialisation Director of the Technology Transfer Team at Cambridge Enterprise, working with researchers to help them commercialise their research. She has worked with scientists in the Physical Sciences space to bring together teams that have turned research ideas into investible opportunities, including several past i-Teams projects such as aqdot, Silicon Microgravity and…


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  • Matt Cairns

    Matt is a Commercialisation Associate at Cambridge Enterprise, the technology and knowledge transfer arm of the University of Cambridge. His role involves taking novel and exciting research from across the schools of physical sciences and looking at how it can be commercialised to have a positive real-world impact. During his time at Cambridge Enterprise Matt…

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  • Dr John Pritchard