On Tuesday, 5th October 2010, three hundred global business leaders, policy makers, entrepreneurs, academics and media converged on Cambridge for The Future Starts Here: The Cambridge Phenomenon 50th Anniversary Conference.
The day was structured around four themes: IT; Biosciences; Funding; and the Future. Exhilarating presentations and challenging debates were punctuated by one-minute pitches by the CEOs of promising young companies who were competing in an audience vote to be the Cambridge Phenomenon's most exciting company of the future.
The conference featured a number of exclusives for Cambridge including the first public celebration of the part played by David Southward and Rodney Dale in co-founding Cambridge Consultants in 1960; the first public presentation by Sir Leszek Borysiewicz, the new Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cambridge; the first conference featuring the IT sector talking about the contribution of the Bioscience sector and vice versa; and the first debate about the future of the Cambridge cluster with speakers from Cambridge, the USA and China.
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Julie Meyer is an American-born entrepreneur, investor, business adviser, networking expert, broadcaster and business commentator. Having worked in the investment and business advisory world for more than 20 years, Julie is the founder and Chief Executive of Ariadne Capital and the Managing Partner of Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund (ACE). Full profile
Vice-Chancellor Designate of the University of Cambridge and Chief Executive of the Medical Research Council, Sir Leszek Borysiewicz was knighted in 2001 for his research into developing vaccines. Full profile
Will Hutton is executive vice chair of The Work Foundation, the most influential voice on work, employment and organisation issues in the UK. Regularly called on to advise senior political and business figures and comment in the national and international media, Will is today one of the pre-eminent economics commentators in the country. Full profile
A total of 358 delegates attended the event from a wide range of sectors and geographies. During the day they participated in Q&As, voting and the election of the award winners.
ARM designs the technology that lies at the heart of advanced digital products, from wireless, networking and consumer entertainment solutions to imaging, automotive, security and storage devices. ARM’s comprehensive product offering includes 32-bit RISC microprocessors, graphics processors, video engines, enabling software, cell libraries, embedded memories, high-speed connectivity products, peripherals and development tools. Combined with comprehensive design services, training, support and maintenance, and the company’s broad Partner community, they provide a total system solution that offers a fast, reliable path to market for leading electronics companies.
Founded in 1991, Microsoft Research is dedicated to conducting both basic and applied research in computer science and software engineering. Its goals are to enhance the user experience on computing devices, reduce the cost of writing and maintaining software, and invent novel computing technologies. Researchers focus on more than 55 areas of computing and collaborate with leading academic, government and industry researchers to advance the state of the art in such areas as graphics, speech recognition, user-interface research, natural language processing, programming tools and methodologies, operating systems and networking, and the mathematical sciences. Microsoft Research currently employs more than 850 people in six labs located in Redmond, Wash.; Cambridge, Mass.; Silicon Valley, Calif.; Cambridge, England; Beijing, China; and Bangalore, India. Microsoft Research collaborates openly with colleges and universities worldwide to enhance the teaching and learning experience, inspire technological innovation, and broadly advance the field of computer science.
Price Bailey is a Top 40 firm of business advisers and accountants. Established more than 70 years ago, Price Bailey currently has seven offices throughout East Anglia, London and Guernsey - with over 200 partners and staff. The Cambridge office opened over 50 years ago and is one of the largest in the firm.
The Cambridge office is home to many of the firm’s consulting team with specialists in taxation, business strategy and corporate finance. The office is also the base for the Financial Services team. We work with a range of businesses and business people, whether it’s start-up business or large International firms.
CNBC, First in Business Worldwide, is the leading global broadcaster of live business and financial news and information, reporting directly from the major financial markets around the globe, with three regional networks in Asia, EMEA and the US. In EMEA, CNBC is the only real-time, pan-regional business and financial news network dedicated to CEOs, senior corporate executives, the financial services industry and EMEA investors. The channel is available in approximately 130 million homes, 1,400 banks and financial institutions and leading hotels across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Additionally CNBC.com gives you access to live streams of all three CNBC regional networks and to the world’s most comprehensive archive of business news videos ever assembled. CNBC is a division of NBC Universal. NBC Universal is the media arm of the General Electric Company (GE).
In the world of biologics, MedImmune has established itself as a true visionary, with one of the most robust pipelines in the biopharmaceutical industry. From groundbreaking research and development, to state-of-the-art manufacturing, to product commercialization, every day we're touching lives. We're proudly united by the spirit of innovation, the heart of inspiration, and the strength of integration, as we advance science for better health.
EEDA has a clear mission - to improve the economy of the East of England.
So whether it’s helping businesses through the recession, supporting people to be the best they can or breathing new life into places, everything we do comes back to our mission statement. EEDA works across the six counties of Bedfordshire, Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire, Norfolk and Suffolk.
Our investment decisions have a track record of delivering considerable returns. A recent independent report found that for every £1 EEDA spent, we generated a mid-point return of £4.75 for the region's economy.
The Cambridge Judge Business School is a great business school at the heart of Cambridge, advancing knowledge and leadership through people who leave a mark on the world.
The world-class faculty of the School comprises around 55 members. They represent all continents and likewise their research interests span the globe and the full spectrum of business issues. Many are leaders in their field directing cutting-edge research, consulting for top businesses, advising governments, and most of all, bringing their experiences and new found knowledge into the classroom.
In September 2005 our name changed from the Judge Institute of Management to Cambridge Judge Business School. We are one of the top business schools in the world, offering a variety of teaching programmes including the Cambridge MBA, the Cambridge Master of Finance, PhD, MPhil and undergraduate degrees together with a suite of Executive Education courses.
Cambridge Judge Business School is accredited by AMBA and EQUIS.
HSBC are the world's local bank.
Headquartered in London, HSBC is one of the largest banking and financial
services organisations in the world. HSBC's network comprises over 9,500
offices in 76 countries and territories across the globe.
In Cambridge HSBC has a strong presence with Mark Shillito, Area Commercial
Director & Debbie Chilton, Deputy Area Commercial Director both based in the
banks Cambridge Commercial Centre at Vitrum, St Johns Innovation Park,
Cowley Road, HSBC is committed to developing business in the local
HSBC provides a comprehensive range of financial services: personal
financial services; commercial banking; corporate, investment banking and
markets; private banking; and other activities.
Qatalyst Group is a technology-focused independent investment bank headquartered in San Francisco, California. Qatalyst Partners, its advisory business with offices in San Francisco and London, provides high quality, independent advice to the senior management teams and boards of the technology industry's established and emerging leaders on strategic matters crucial to their growth and success. Qatalyst's advisors combine a broad network of relationships with deep sector knowledge and seasoned M&A expertise to deliver a superior, senior level of service for clients who value experience, judgment, candor and insight. In addition to merger & acquisition advice, Qatalyst Partners employs its team's extensive corporate finance and capital markets experience to advise companies on capital structure and capital raising alternatives, and will selectively raise private capital for clients.
Launched in March 2008, Qatalyst has advised Google on Microsoft's attempted hostile takeover of Yahoo!; Brocade Communications Systems on restructuring and completing its acquisition of Foundry Networks and on its recent high yield offering; Data Domain on its acquisition by EMC; eBay on a strategic advisory assignment; LifeSize on its sale to Logitech; QuinStreet on its IPO; Informatica on its acquisition of Siperian; Kace on its sale to Dell and Palm on its sale to HP.
mybusinessFD supports small businesses that can't afford a full time FD or simply don't need one, but still have to manage their finances and plan their future growth.
Forecasting, cash-flow management, business plans, raising finance… mybusinessFD can draw from a team of commercially experienced FD's to provide the right expertise to add value to your business. If you're a small company, have plans for growth and need some finance clout, then contact us for a no obligation coffee.
Ashcroft Anthony is a fast-growing accountancy firm committed to delivering the best possible service and advice to our wide-range of clients. The firm’s dynamic approach to client service means that we are fast becoming recognised locally as a leading firm of Chartered Accountants and private client advisors with a global perspective.
Our comprehensive range of business services actively support a business at each stage of its growth. Whether it is simple annual trading statements or international group audits, bookkeeping or FSA regulation our tailored approach provides an effective, personal and cost aware output for every client. By engaging with our clients and understanding their business objectives we utilise our extensive experience to help businesses develop winning strategies and achieve their potential.
Our Private Client division specialises in the providing a complete range of tax services to wealthy families and individuals, trusts and agricultural estates. We pride ourselves on a more personal and accessible approach to identifying tax planning opportunities and establishing the appropriate strategies to both maintain and pass on wealth in the most tax efficient manner.
Nash Matthews is a partnership of European Patent and Trade Mark Attorneys in Cambridge. Our services encompass patents, trade marks, designs and other related rights. Our combination of practical, clear advice with a personal service has proven successful since 1972, when we were established as the first IP firm in Cambridge. We are proud to have worked since then with many of the companies forming part of the Cambridge Phenomenon. Whether you are an individual, an SME or a corporate entity interested in UK, European or global protection, we can help to secure your ideas and provide the advice you need.
Takeda Cambridge Ltd is a drug discovery company specialising in identifying and validating novel drug targets derived from the human genome. Worldwide, Takeda discovers, develops, manufactures and markets a broad range of superior pharmaceutical products to strive toward better health for individuals and progress in medicine.
Takeda Cambridge Ltd and its subsidiary Takeda Singapore Pte Ltd, have established world-class target identification and validation capabilities. By using genetic models and in vivo and in vitro pharmacology we have developed a promising pipeline of novel drug discovery targets and compounds in key areas of unmet medical need such as CNS disorders and metabolic-related diseases.
With the potential to cure chronic disorders such as heart failure and diabetes, regenerative medicine is set to revolutionize the future of medicine.
Targeting this fast-growing market, univerCELLmarket is the world’s most comprehensive source of quality, up-to-date information about the global stem cell and regenerative medicine sector. Users can search the portal for data ranging from therapies and licensing opportunities to suppliers of GMP manufacturing services, tissues, cells, research centres and networks as well as news, jobs and events. All the data sets have been rigorously categorized by experts in this field so that commercial and academic users can quickly and easily filter for information that matches their specific needs. The news, events and jobs bulletins are updated daily.
The BioPharmaMarket (BPM) is an online marketplace for the global drug discovery and development industry. The UK version of the BPM gives you free access to 8 searchable databases containing a wide range of information about the discovery and development of medicines by the British biotechnology and pharmaceutical industry - all at the push of a button. This includes the latest news, events, jobs, training courses, drug pipelines, technical and business services, funding sources and academic research departments. You can also subscribe to our free newsletter 7/60 - a summary of the previous 7 days’ news which you can read in 60 seconds.