Engaging with industry: what to say, how to say it, and who to say it to

Are you interested in building links with industry, but don’t really know where to start?

Have you got an idea that you’d like to discuss with companies, but aren’t sure how to approach them?


PK at CL(t)Aimed primarily at postdocs and early career researchers, this seminar will provide an informal introduction to engaging with industry, including how to find the relevant contacts, what to consider before speaking to them, what to say and what not to say, and what might happen next and how to manage it.


It will be given by Pieter Knook, who has had a long and distinguished career in mobile services and technologies, including serving as Senior Vice President Mobile Communications at Microsoft and Director of Internet Services at Vodafone Group Plc, and who is now a Visiting Professor of Innovation at the Engineering Department.


Friday 3rd October 11am in the Computer Laboratory, followed by lunch


If you would like to attend, it is essential that you register (for catering and room-booking purposes) via e-mail to Andrea Kells – ark20@cam.ac.uk



Author: innovationcoaching

I consult and coach in innovation and its management, based in the UK but working nearly anywhere. This blog is just a few musings, observations and evolving thinking. I look forward to your comments

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