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Peter Hiscocks

Fellow (Management Practice)

MBA (Imperial College London), DIC

Research interests

Innovation management; entrepreneurship; investment financing of new business ventures.

Professional experience

Peter Hiscocks has spent a number of years in the private sector working in product development in large companies before starting his own businesses. Peter has founded eight new ventures, of which three have been sold, one has closed and he is Chairman or Director of the others. These businesses include Integral Inc - a $50 million consulting company; Ecurie25 - a supercar club; and Pod Point - an EV recharging business. He is the Chairman of a £20 million seed-fund that helps fund new business startups and is on the advisory board of a large venture capital company. He is also an active business angel.

Previous appointments

Peter has taught innovation management at CJBS since 1993 and was the first Director of the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre which was established within CJBS in 2000. In 2003 he founded Cambridge Enterprise, the commercialisation arm of the University, and then in 2010 returned to the Business School to teach Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management on the MBA and EMBA programmes. In 2013 he took over responsibility for running CJBS Executive Education and was CEO there for four years. Peter retired from the University in 2017 but still provides adjunct teaching for CJBS and other departments within the University. He was Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland from 2001 to 2006 and was Visiting Lecturer at IST Lisbon from 2004 to 2001 and at Technical University of Delft from 2006 to 2010.

Peter has advised several European governments and has chaired European Commission committees on matters of innovation strategy; commercialising university intellectual property; and improving the effective transfer of research programmes into commercial innovations.

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Cambridge Business Magazine: Fighting the ‘scale-up’ problem for British entrepreneurs

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The Guardian: Never mind start-ups, it’s scale-ups that urgently need funding

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The Huffington Post: How to ensure UK start-ups get the finance to scale

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Forbes: Twelve ways to turn great British start-ups into fast-growing scale-ups

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Financial Times: Start-ups struggle to nurture rapid growth, report warns

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The Telegraph: We need to help more UK start-ups become scale-ups

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Managing Partner: Law firms are wasting resources on dead-end innovation

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The Daily Telegraph: How powerful connections can charge a business

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The National: UEA leads the business revolution as entrepreneurship grows

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The Middle East Magazine: Business – Exciting times for GCC entrepreneurs

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Contact details

Peter Hiscocks
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

p.hiscocks@jbs.cam.ac.uk