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CUTEC: Technology Ventures Conference

When May 28, 2013 05:30 PM to
Jun 21, 2013 05:30 PM
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The 10th Technology Ventures Conference (Get 20% off before 8th June!)

A Faster Future: The Accelerating Pace of Innovation

21st June 2013 | Robinson College Cambridge | 8am-6.30pm

(Register now to get 20% off, available until 8th June, use “june_prmote” discount code)


Join us at one of the largest student-led entrepreneurial conferences in the world, where we bring together more than 400 entrepreneurs, investors, technologists, academics, and students to share, collaborate and connect with visionary thinkers on all aspects of entrepreneurship.

To mark the 10th anniversary of our conference we invite you to examine accelerating technology developments which are leading to profound changes in society. With segments on 3D Printing, Biotech, Big Data and Emerging Technology Markets, the conference draws upon concrete examples of the ways entrepreneurs are using technology to systematically disrupt industries and pave the way for new sectors to emerge. What magnitude of transformation will be experienced by society as more and more industrial processes are able to be harnessed by the individual? What are the implications of these technologies to our economy, businesses, and everyday lives? And how can today's entrepreneurs systematically apply these lessons to increase the impact of their ventures on the world around them?


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TVC 2013 Speakers


  • J.P. Rangaswami - Chief Scientist,, a leading CRM Software provider
  • Joe Justice - Founder, WikiSpeed, a green automotive-prototyping company .


3D Printing Segment


  • Alice Taylor - CEO, MakieLab,  3D printing for toys
  • Dr. Adrian Bowyer - Founder, RepRap, humanity’s first self-replicating manufacturing machine.
  • Andras Forgacs  -  CEO, Modern Meadow, 3D printing of edible meat for sustainable future


Biotech Segment


  • Richard Resnick - CEO, GenomeQuest, a genomic software applications provider  
  • Dr Gordon Sanghera - CEO & Co-Founder, Oxford Nanopore, the provider of a molecule analysis platform
  • Prof. Chris Lowe - Director of the Institute of Biotechnology, University of Cambridge
  • Dr. Rob Carlson -  Principal ,  Biodesic,  driving synthetic biology movement


Big Data Segment


  • Nicholas Halstead - Founder & CTO, DataSift, a leading Social Data Platform
  • Ulrich Kerzel – Blue Yonder, a provider of data analysis and forecasting software.
  • Sarah McVittie - CEO Dressipi, a free fashion advice and recommendation service.
  • Roxanne Varza - Head of startup initiatives at Microsoft France  


Emerging Technology Markets Segment


  • Gunter Pauli - Founder, ZERI, Author of “The Blue Economy”, serial entrepreneur and initiator
  • Jon Bradford - Managing Director, TechStars.
  • Bert Twaalfhoven  - Founder, European Foundation for Entrepreneurship Research, a forum which promotes  research and teaching in entrepreneurship.
  • Ken Banks - Founder, and FrontlineSMS, utilising mobile technology for positive change in the developing world.


Technology  Showcase



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More information about this event…

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.