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Enterprise Tuesday 2013/2014 - Recognising Opportunities

When Oct 17, 2013 05:35 PM to
Nov 05, 2013 05:35 PM
Where Lecture theatre 0, University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ
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Date: 5 Nov 2013, 18:00 – 21:00

Venue: Lecture theatre 0, University of Cambridge Department of Engineering, Trumpington Street, Cambridge CB2 1PZ

Register: Please complete the online form »  Registration is from 18:00. The lecture starts at 18:30 followed by networking from 20:00.


Guest speakers:


A central question in entrepreneurship is when and how do people recognise an opportunity that is worth pursuing?  Should it be ideas that are evident in the market place based on alertness? Should it be about deep research that leads to ideas of how to disrupt markets? And when should we pursue them? Is it only when they offer watertight business cases or when they get us excited? In other words, what is the typical anatomy of an opportunity?


We kickstart the new series of Enterprise Tuesday* with contributions from two illustrious speakers.


Professor Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, MA, PhD, FRS, FRCP, FmedSci, is the 345th Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge. He was knighted in the 2001 New Year's Honours List for his contribution to medical education and research into developing vaccines, including work towards a vaccine to combat cervical cancer.


Dr Hermann Hauser, CBE, FREng, has wide experience in developing and financing companies in the information technology sector. He co-founded the Acorn Computer Group plc and subsequently became vice president of research at Olivetti. During his tenure at Olivetti, he established a global network of research laboratories. Since leaving Olivetti, Hermann has founded over 20 technology companies. In 1997, he co-founded Amadeus Capital Partners. Hermann is a Fellow of the Institute of Physics and of the Royal Academy of Engineering and an Honorary Fellow of King's College, Cambridge. In 2001 he was awarded an Honorary CBE for ‘innovative service to the UK enterprise sector'. Hermann Hauser has been a Visiting Entrepreneur since 2003.


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*Enterprise Tuesday is a series of FREE evening lectures and networking sessions managed and delivered by the Centre for Entreprenurial Learning (CfEL), based at the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School.


CfEL is celebrating ten years of spreading the spirit of enterprise 2003 – 2013


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Welcome to the Graduate School of Life Sciences

We are the largest centre for research and professional training in the Life Sciences in the UK, offering a very special experience to a community of around 2000 graduate students across departments within the School of the Biological Sciences, School of Clinical Medicine and eleven University Partner Institutes in the Cambridge area.

Every year some of the world's brightest and most determined students are attracted by the opportunity to carry out research projects with renowned scientists in a vibrant, multidisciplinary environment at one of the world's most respected research-led universities.

The School co-ordinates funding opportunities within the Life Sciences for their postgraduate education, as well as ensuring students receive the highest quality supervision and training.