For many of us in the tech sector the allure of Silicon Valley is tangible. It is the heart of the venture capital ecosystem and the home of many of the most successful technology companies worldwide. Silicon Valley Bank (“SVB”) fulfilled a core function within Silicon Valley: managing the money that underpinned these successes. An unexciting, and yet fundamental role.
TRL stands for ‘Technology Readiness Level’, and it is a widely used measurement system designed to make an educated evaluation of the maturity level of a particular technology (TWI). This is especially vital during the acquisition phase of a technology, allowing engineers to have a consistent datum of reference for understanding technological evolution, regardless of their technical background.
The fundamental focus of deep tech is to pioneer new solutions that solve society’s biggest issues – this applies to everything from chronic disease, climate change, clean energy and food production (Medium). This kind of enabling power is certainly very profound and has the potential to bring about real change in the world.
The founder’s dilemma often stems from the ‘why’:
“What was the motivation behind your startup?”
“What is the end goal?”
“What made you do X, and why did you choose Y?”
It’s hard to go a week without hearing about the ever-growing necessity to secure a green future. The term ‘green technology’ has started to pop up with more frequency, but what exactly is green technology, and why is it important? Above all, what does green technology look like, and how can it be applied to the world around us?
The telephone totally revolutionised the way we could communicate with people all over the world. But then came email and took it to the next level. And then came text messaging. And then came video calls. And so on…What’s next? What’s just around the corner?
In this interview series, called ‘The Future Of Communication Technology’ we are interviewing leaders of tech…
Cambridge Future Tech is a Tech Venture Builder with a vision to help facilitate the next generation of Deep Tech innovation. We work to commercialize scientific discoveries, platform-level innovations that fundamentally improve the way the world works.
“We define a deeptech company as one bringing a new foundational technology that has the potential to radically change how an industry or even the world fundamentally works,” explains Cambridge Future Tech COO. “The tech and engineering challenges are great, and a deeptech venture is hungry for talented people – often with very specific knowledge and experience requirements.”
The biggest change is always communication and it’s the mindset that fundamentally has to change, or the company is dead.
Three friends sitting in a room working on a project do not need the think about how to communicate, it flows naturally and constantly.
Owen Thompson, an alumnus of Wolfson College and Xavier Parkhouse-Parker, an alumnus of Homerton College, discuss how they met whilst studying at Cambridge Judge Business School. Now they are working together to grow two exciting ventures.