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24 June 2022

HCR Hewitsons sponsor Cambridge Innovation Summit 2022

Experts from the health, materials and data sectors are set to bring ground-breaking ideas to the table at the Cambridge Innovation Summit 2022, sponsored this year by HCR Hewitsons, working in partnership with Centre for Business Innovation (CfBI).

Taking place at the Graduate Hotel in Cambridge from 8.30am on 5 and 6 July, the Summit provides a unique opportunity for start-ups, professionals, and investors to hear from panellists on the innovation landscape, and the opportunities and challenges they see. Virtual coverage of the event expects to bring a global audience, with corporates registered from the USA, Japan, China and across Europe.

Delegates will hear from:

  • Maggi Tebrake, Technical Specialist in Medical Materials at 3M, a science-based technology company creating products to enhance businesses
  • Lauren Kisser, Director for Alexa International Q&A at Amazon’s Development Centre in Cambridge
  • Adam Swash, Director at CfBI
  • Peter Hewkin, CEO of CfBI
  • Jason Betley, Vice President of Scientific Research at Illumina, who apply innovative technologies to the analysis of genetic variation and function
  • Billy Boyle, CEO of Owlstone Medical, who are developing non-invasive breath biomarkers for early disease detection and precision medicine
  • Roger Thornton, Director of Applications at Raspberry Pi, a computer science company providing affordable hardware and electronics for the home and for industry
  • Philip Guildford, Director of Research for the Department of Engineering at the University of Cambridge.

Delegates will also hear from a curated group of start-ups and scale-ups looking for investment and partnership opportunities. These include some of Cambridge’s most exciting start-ups and university spinouts in biotech, pharma and medicine, sustainability and net zero. Whether it is novel treatments for aggressive cancers or eliminating plastics in the supply chain, the start-ups all have the power to change the way things work.

Nathan Evans, Commercial Partner and Technology Legal Specialist at HCR Hewitsons’ Cambridge office said: “We’re delighted to be supporting the Cambridge Innovation Summit 2022 as this year’s Golden Sponsors. It is an event renowned by the city’s technology centres and we’re excited to hear what pioneering ideas will be shared by Cambridge-based tech experts.”

Peter Hewkin, CEO of CfBi, said: “We are delighted to see the Cambridge Innovation Summit ‘getting physical’ again thanks to generous sponsorship from HCR Hewitsons. Now in its eighth year, the Summit draws corporate innovation thought leaders from around the world to Cambridge, with the opportunity to meet exciting peers and partners and find best practices.”

Harrison Clark Rickerbys has more than 800 staff and partners based at offices in Cambridge, London, Milton Keynes, Northampton, Thames Valley, Birmingham, Cardiff, Cheltenham, Hereford, Worcester and the Wye Valley, providing a complete spectrum of legal services to both business and private clients regionally and nationwide.

The firm has global reach via its network of independent law firms, LawExchange International. It also has a number of highly successful teams specialising in individual sectors, including health and social care, education, technology, agricultural and rural affairs, finance and financial services, defence, security and the forces, and construction.

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