Our panel of experts will lead a structured discussion around the dimensions that have the potential to shape a plausible future for the built environment: the weight of the past, the push of the present and pull of the future. Working in this future ‘head space’ what innovations do we have to kickstart now to create not just a plausible future but a preferred future?

Be inspired to develop innovative ideas that are orientated towards the future and/or develop your insights into future orientated opportunities for your existing ideas or research.

For existing entrepreneurs this is your opportunity to future proof your venture’s business model and ensure that your venture is aligned with and prepared for the forces of change.

Registration: 18:00-18:30
Panel talk: 18:30-20:00
Networking: 20:00-21:00

Chaired by Matthew Grimes Professor of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Futures, University of Cambridge Judge Business School.

With guest panellists:

  • Dr Liz Zijing Li, Co-founder & COO of MimiCrete
  • Ian Sandison, CEO, Cambridge Bid
  • Lily Cairns Haylor, Co-Founder & Head of Product, Advanced Infrastructure

If you are unable to attend this session after you have registered, we ask that you to cancel your seat as soon as possible to free it up for someone else. Unfilled seats at 18:25 will be released to people on the waiting list.

About Enterprise Tuesday

Enterprise Tuesday is a popular series for local entrepreneurs. The talks are open to everyone but prior registration is essential. We strongly recommend registering early to ensure you get a seat. There is limited seating capacity of 80 places for each talk.

Have a question? Please email the team at [email protected].

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Speaker bios

Matthew Grimes.Matthew Grimes Professor of Entrepreneurship & Sustainable Futures, University of Cambridge Judge Business School

Matthew Grimes is a faculty member at the University of Cambridge with deep expertise in the areas of idea-stage entrepreneurship, social entrepreneurship, and corporate innovation. Presently, Academic Co-director for the Cambridge Judge Entrepreneurship Centre.




Zijingli liz 137x137 1Dr Liz Zijing Li, Co-founder & COO of MimiCrete

Dr Liz Zijing Li is the co-founder, inventor and COO of Mimicrete Ltd, a company that is developing sustainable construction materials for the next generation. She holds a PhD degree in civil and environmental engineering from the Geotechnical Research Group at the University of Cambridge, and her research focus is on biomimetic concrete, self-healing materials and 3D printing. Before full-time joining Mimicrete, she was working in management consulting at Deloitte, and a One Young World Ambassador supporting SDG 9, 11 & 13.



Sandison ian 137x137 1Ian Sandison, CEO, Cambridge Bid

Ian Sandison completed a science degree from Oxford Brookes University and then spent 12 years in Corporate Healthcare before working in consultancy, start-up fundraising and recruitment. His wife opened an Independent ladies clothing retailer in 2006 and this got him involved in City Centre management. In 2008 he was founding Chairman of Love Cambridge the original City Centre Partnership and has been involved with Cambridge BID since it was founded in 2013. Cycling is a great passion and real ale his other.



Haylor lilycairns 137x137 1Lily Cairns Haylor, Co-Founder & Head of Product, Advanced Infrastructure

Lily is a co-founder and the Head of Product at Advanced Infrastructure. She has led OZEV and BEIS funded innovation projects – identifying and mapping challenges to the energy transition across transport, heat and generation. She led the design and early pilots of LAEP+ a web based GIS visualisation and planning application which is being used by energy network operators, consultants and local authorities to identify and plan energy interventions across transport, generation and heat. Currently she is heavily involved in project LEO and project RESOP where LAEP+ is being used to support collaborative and digitalised local area energy planning.

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Fadi Boustany Lecture Theatre (Cambridge Judge Business School)
Trumpington St

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Date: 22 November 2022
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00


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Event location

Trumpington St

Event timings

Date: 22 November 2022
Start Time: 18:00
End Time: 21:00