There are lots of business experts throughout the country with useful information which SMEs can take advantage of to grow their businesses. We want to network with some of these influential business leaders and bring you some of this knowledge. We have a feeling that we just might meet some interesting people along the way.
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0:11 seconds Introduction to David Gill, Director of the St John’s Innovation Centre in Cambridge.
00:32 – St John’s is part of the Cambridge phenomenon know as Silicon Fen, in what way does it compare with Silicon Valley in California?
01 minute :19 seconds – Are there any more of these innovation centres across the UK?
01:44 – On the 4th June in the House Of Commons Chancellor George Osborne said “We (Great Britain) don’t export enough. Is the enough innovation right now in the UK?
03:30 – You were telling us about a few emerging technologies; graphene, tell us about that.
04:31 – Isn’t the UK too expensive to manufacture products now?
06:07 – You were talking about a high level of graduates and obviously the ivory towers of Oxford and Cambridge are close by. One can’t help get the feeling that this innovation centre maybe just be full of boffins?
07:15 – So David, when you are taking on a new company into this building and they want to move in, what are you looking for from them?
08:18 – …And what do you do to support them here at the innovation centre?
09:45 – Do you have to have an innovative idea to be able to walk into an innovation centre or to get a room in an innovation centre?
11:03 – Can you tell us about some of the success stories here at the innovation centre?
12:37 – Do you feel there is a “brain drain” going on in Britain?