A Fellow in Entrepreneurship at Cambridge Judge and a venture now being supported by the Accelerate Cambridge programme at the School’s Entrepreneurship Centre were featured in a New York Times article about how science and research may be affected by Britain’s vote to leave the European Union.
Darrin Disley, chief executive of Cambridge-based biotech company Horizon Discovery Group and a Cambridge Judge Fellow, said that while he supported the UK remaining in the EU, there were still lots of opportunities.
“If you’ve got the innovation, the right links to universities, the right links to industry, the right entrepreneurial environment, the right funding, that’s an outstanding recipe,” Disley said in the article. “The concern is will the government fill the gap in funding?”
Adam Durrant, whose company Satavia analyses environmental conditions for the aviation sector, and is now being supported by Accelerate Cambridge, said the British vote to leave the EU raises concerns about science funding from the EU. “It’s probable that the opportunities that existed pre-Brexit won’t exist next year,” he said. “Things are becoming more difficult.”
Satavia is one of 42 ventures selected to attend Pitch@Palace 6.0 at St. James’s Palace on 2 November, the competition for entrepreneurs established by HRH The Duke of York, KG, who is patron of the Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre. Satavia is eligible for the competition’s People’s Choice award selected through a public vote.