Open Innovation Event
CUTEC & MedImmune have come together to offer you an opportunity to explore your innovative skills together with one of the world's leading biotech companies!
Your task is to create a solution to one of the challenges faced by MedImmune. The solution has to be innovative. Innovation means creating something new, it also means breaking the barriers and experimenting. You will have unique opportunity to work with industry experts on it, therefore, do not be afraid to offer a truly unique solution.
Several challenges of varying technicality will be presented ranging from strategic planning and new business models to biotechnology research. Participants will form teams and be mentored by scientists and managers from MedImmune.
YOU get to choose the most interesting and relevant challenge to tackle, when you register online.
MedImmune Open Innovation Event is a great place for students to show spirit of entrepreneurship, meet like-minded people and create innovative solutions.
The winning team will have the opportunity to present their solution at MedImmune in Cambridge and receive prizes worth £500!
All attendees will be invited to visit the MedImmune Cambridge R&D site!
There are eight questions to choose from. Depending on your preference, you will be allocated to one of the teams. Each team will be assigned to a different challenge and mentor. To read a detailed description about the challenge and to learn more about the mentors, please see this document:
Your team will then deliver an up to 10 minutes long presentation, containing up to three solutions.
Remember, only the most innovative ideas will be rewarded!
Department of Engineering,Trumpington Street, CB2 1PZ, Cambridge
Wednesday the 9th of March - 6 PM
Competition begins. You will meet your team and your mentor(s). You will be introducted to MedImmune and to the Challenge.
We will end the day with a networking session at Browns, at approximately 8:30pm.
Thursday the 17th of March - 6 PM
Each team gets to present their ideas in front of a panel consisting of three experts from MedImmune.
Friday the 18th of March - 8:30 AM
Tour around MedImmune Research & Development site in Cambridge. Winning team will get an opportunity to pitch their idea to the whole lab!
We arranged transport to/from MedImmune R&D site in Cambridge.
Q: Who is the event addressed to?
A: The event is mainly adressed to PhDs, Post-docs and MBAs. It is also open to undergraduates.
Q: What is the neccessery time commitment?
A: It largely depends on team dynamics and availability, we understand most of the attendees are busy with thier university work, therefore we didn't want to force any meetings between the first day and the finals.
We would recommend at least two meetings, however.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate and email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Cambridge University Technology and Enterprise Club`s mission is to enhance the entrepreneurial spirit amongst academics and students. We facilitate interaction between industry experts and students, thereby providing students with exposure to the wider business and fundraising communities. Investors and the industries that support them in turn gain access to the vibrant research and entrepreneurial communities at the University of Cambridge.
Our focal event is the annual Technology Ventures Conference (TVC). The TVC attracts high profile venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and angel investors from around the world and affords unmatched access to this community for student attendees. CUTEC also organizes workshops and speaker series events throughout the year, either independently or in collaboration with the other student technology and business societies and through the i-Teams program effectively supports entrepreneurship from idea to investment.