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Workshop on Open Innovation: Swimming with Big Fish - get paid to Innovate!

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To an entrepreneurship-oriented individual wondering how to DO BUSINESS WITH BIG COMPANIES , approaching large corporations can be intimidating, especially given the legal issues that could make collaboration overwhelming. On 12th November, CUTEC hosted a workshop on the general theme of OPEN INNOVATION , targeting postgraduates, researchers, and entrepreneurs, under the title “Swimming with the Big Fish… Get Paid to Innovate!”

The event, arranged in conjunction with the Greater Cambridge Partnership and sponsored by the Northrop Grumman and Angel News companies, consisted of a 50 minute panel discussion, followed by a 10 minute Q&A session and then a whole hour of networking over wine and snacks. The following individuals coming from different backgrounds will provide their complementary insight into how one can build partnerships with big companies and how to avoid common pitfalls:

Billy Boyle (Owlstone): Small Firm Delegate

Ruth Thomson (Kodak): Large Firm Delegate

Jason Pinto (Amadeus Capital Partners): Investor

Tim Worden (Taylor Wessing): Lawyer

Tim Minshall (Institute for Manufacturing): Moderator

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