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Upcoming EPOC events

Sustaining Innovation at Astex Pharmaceuticals

28th June, 18:00 - 21:00 h Postdoc Centre @ Biomedical Campus  

EPOC will be hosting Dominic Tisi, the coordinator of the Sustaining Innovation programme, will share insights into the background and evolution of Astex Pharmaceuticals from start-up biotech to pioneers of fragment-based drug discovery. He will be discussing the Sustaining Innovation programme and opportunities within the programme now and in the future. Dominic will be joined by two current members of the Sustaining Innovation Postdoc program, Honorine Lebraud and Harry Jubb. Both Honorine and Harry will give their own personal insights and perspectives of research within an industrial setting and the challenges and opportunities this can provide.

There will be plenty of opportunity to network, along with pizza and beer!

Please click here to register for the event.


Networking with GV (formerly Google Ventures)

18th July 2017, 18:00 - 21:30 Judge Business School, Trumpington Street

In our next event we are hosting Tom Hulme at the Judge Business School for a very exciting talk. Tom is a General Partner of GV (formerly Google Ventures), based in London. GV has over $2bn under management. Tom's investments include, Cambridge Epigenetix, Oxford Sciences Innovation, Weaveworks and Currency Cloud.

Previously, while leading IDEO's startup efforts globally, he founded OpenIDEO, IDEO's open innovation platform that has over 150,000 users from more than 170 countries. The platform allows a global community of users to tackle challenges for social good.

Tom has also been an Angel Investor in 21 startups; his seed investments include MileIQ (exited to Microsoft), Divimove (exited to Freemantle), GoCardless, Cliqz (exited to Burda), Smarkets, Llustre (exited to Fab), Massive Health (exited to Jawbone), LostMyName, Nested, and MoveGuides.

Tom's TED talk on design has been viewed over 1 million times, he has been recognized as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and is featured in WIRED UK's Top 100 Digital Power Brokers and the Evening Standard list of London's 1000 Most Influential People. To watch Tom's TED Talk, click:

If you are interested in venture creation and learning about Tom Hulme and GV investments, come and join us at the Judge Business School to meet like-minded academicians, investors, and local start-up and company representatives. The talk will be followed by a networking session with food and drinks.

Please click here to register for the event.

For more information on GV click:


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