Two new initiatives to boost economic value from university research

Research England has awarded two grants, totalling £1.5 million, to support programmes working to increase the economic value and social impacts from

Cambridge University News • cambridge
July 16, 2020 ~6 min

Tags: engineering innovation business commercialisation technology-transfer

Opinion: Coronavirus: five ways to be a better manager when working from home

Everyone is adjusting to life during the coronavirus pandemic. For many, working from home is the new normal and poses all sorts of new challenges. Anyone in a position of management has, overnight, lost many of the tangible aspects of doing their job – particularly the non-verbal aspects of communication and how we interact in space, in person. Here, Dr Thomas Roulet from Cambridge Judge Business School offers some advice for managers as we all adjust to new ways of working.  

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 25, 2020 ~5 min

Tags: business covid-19 coronavirus work

New approaches to help businesses tackle climate change

Climate change could add around 20% to the global cost of extreme weather events by 2040, according to early findings from Cambridge researchers, who are urging businesses to evaluate their own exposures to the growing risk to improve their resilience and sustainability.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Feb. 26, 2020 ~4 min

Tags:  climate-change  business  climate  risk

Women in STEM: Professor Laura Itzhaki

Professor Laura Itzhaki is a group leader in the Department of Pharmacology and a Fellow of Newnham College. Here, she tells us about forming her own spin-out company, pitching to investors and her research on the 'workhorses' of the cell. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
Jan. 23, 2020 ~2 min

Tags:  women-in-stem  innovation  protein  spin-out  business  commercialisation

Value of manufacturing to UK economy significantly underestimated, report claims

The economic value of manufacturing to the UK is being underestimated in official statistics, potentially by as much as half, presenting significant issues for policymakers, according to a new report from the University of Cambridge.

Cambridge University News • cambridge
June 12, 2019 ~5 min

Tags: engineering brexit business manufacturing industry

Cambridge spin-out starts producing graphene at commercial scale

A recent University of Cambridge spin-out company, Paragraf, has started producing graphene – a sheet of carbon just one atomic layer thick – at up to eight inches (20cm) in diameter, large enough for commercial electronic devices. 

Cambridge University News • cambridge
March 12, 2019 ~3 min

Tags:  spotlight-on-advanced-materials  spotlight-on-innovation  graphene  spin-out  business

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