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Translational Funding – Bridging the gap between research grants and commercial finance

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If you have a question about this talk, please contact Tariq Masood.

Lunch will be provided. Please reply to tm487@cam.ac.uk to express your interest in attending so that we can estimate the numbers required for lunch by Fri, 22 Nov 2013.

Maybe you’ve got some nice research results, insights, technology or IP, perhaps via a typical research council grant to get to this stage.

But your work is not yet ready for commercialisation. Maybe the next step is not ‘research enough’ for a conventional grant, but the work is too far from market for a commercial organisation to fund it?

What you need is ‘translational funding’ – to plug the gap between research and commercialisation.

Julian Peck of Cambridge Enterprise will be talking about Translational Funding on

Tuesday 26th November, 12:00 – 14:00 at Cambridge Enterprise

Lunch provided at 12:00 and proceedings start at 12:30

Places will be limited, so if you’d like to come (and you’d like some lunch) then let me know to reserve your place.

This event is part of the IfM Research Capability Development Prorgamme and is run in partnership with (and funded by) the Fourth Theme of Engineering “Inspiring Research through Industrial Collaboration”.

Speaker biography: Julian spent 17 years commercialising innovations in Newcastle before joining Cambridge Enterprise. A graduate of the IfM (Institute for Manufacturing) and a Chartered Mechanical Engineer, he has considerable industrial and commercial experience, mostly in the automotive and consumer products sectors. He has also worked in the City in corporate finance.

Julian has real expertise in maximising the commercial returns from patents and intellectual property, especially through licensing and strategic partnerships. He also has first-hand experience of setting up, financing and running commercialisation companies.

This talk is part of the Commercialisation Seminar Series series.

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