Wednesday, 10th May 2017, 15:30-18:30, St John’s Innovation Centre, Sanger Suite, Cowley Road, CB4 0WS
We are delighted to welcome Dr Uday Phadke, the author of the book “Camels, Tigers & Unicorns: Rethinking science and Technology enabled innovation” at our exclusive evening event exploring how science and technology based ideas can be turned into commercial value more effectively.
This highly-focused session is aimed at high growth firms in the Greater Cambridge Cluster focused on the creation of new products & services, the development of new processes and new business models enabled by changes in technology: the objective is to understand the Chasm II challenge and discuss ways of tackling this.
Dr Uday Phadke will set the scene and will talk about key insights from his new book covering:
• The Triple Chasm Model
• Modified Technology Readiness Levels
• The 12 Commercialisation Vectors
• The Commercialisation Canvas
• The Chasm II Challenge
The evening will culminate in an interactive Panel Discussion chaired by David Gill, Managing Director of St John’s Innovation Centre.
This thought-provoking event should command the attention of technology-enabled entrepreneurs and firms of all sizes. Especially those trying to develop sustainable business models to successfully take new products and services based on deep science and technology to market.
Please note, this is a high-demand event, so sign up early to secure your FREE space!
About the Speaker
Dr Uday Phadke
Uday Phadke read Engineering at Trinity College, Cambridge and then went on to do a PhD in Aero-thermodynamics at the University of Sussex. He has worked in a wide range of academic, technical, commercial and strategic roles in Europe, North America and Asia over the last three decades.
He has a deep technology background in a number of areas, including aerospace engineering, digital signal processing, remote sensing, electronics, computing & software, medical diagnostics, engineering design, media and telecommunications, financial technologies and digital media.
He has been actively involved in the building of over 100 technology firms over the last two decades, as an advisor, mentor and investor, working closely with technology transfer offices, innovation agencies, incubators and accelerators. He has also been part of the founding team at a number of technology advisory and consulting companies since the early 1980s; since 1997 he has been Chief Executive of Cartezia, the technology business builder based in Cambridge, UK.
He was Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge from 2011 to 2016 and is now actively involved in several innovation policy development initiatives in Europe and Asia.