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David Connell

Author of Government Review of SBRI, Senior Research Fellow at Cambridge Judge Business School and Co-founder of Technology and VC Companies
Cambridge Judge Business School (Confirmed)

David Connell has spent 30 years in the science and technology sector. He was a member of the senior management team of TTP Group, one of Cambridge’s most successful technology consultancies and set up its strategy consulting and venture capital arms. He is a cofounder of Archipelago Technology Group, an additive manufacturing start-up, and is a Senior Research Fellow at the Cambridge Judge Business School. David’s review of the UK Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI) was published in November 2017. Commissioned by 10 Downing Street its objective is to increase development funding and procurement of innovative new technologies by the public sector. He has served on small business policy task forces set up by Margaret Thatcher, Ed Miliband and George Osborne.

  • Discussing STEM company start up strategies and the role of lead customer R&D contracts in bridging the valley of death
  • Minimising investor dilution and building major UK based companies
  • Understanding the role of Government as a lead customer and the Small Business Research Initiative (SBRI)
  • Designing public sector programmes to contribute to the Industrial Strategy through the procurement of innovation: Lessons learnt from best practice in the public and private sectors