Peter Hiscocks

CEO, JBSEEL at Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

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Member of Senior Teaching Faculty, Entrepreneurship and Innovation Management, Judge Business School, University of Cambridge

Peter Hiscocks is a member of the Senior Teaching Faculty in Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. He teaches innovation management and entrepreneurship on the MBA and other programmes at Cambridge Judge Business School. He also teaches entrepreneurship and business finance for other departments within the University of Cambridge, including Engineering, Biochemistry, Biotechnology and Physics. He is actively involved in supporting the School's Executive Education programmes. His research interests include innovation management, entrepreneurship, and investment financing of new business ventures.

Before taking up his current role in Judge Business School Peter was Director of Cambridge Enterprise (the commercialisation arm of the University of Cambridge), and prior to that was the first Director of the Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre. He was Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at the University of Auckland from 2001 until 2006; he is a Visiting Fellow at IST, University of Lisbon, and also a Visiting Lecturer in Entrepreneurship at Technical University, Delft.

He 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. He is the Chairman of a £20 million seed-fund that helps fund new business start-ups and is on the advisory board of a large venture capital company. He is also an active business angel.

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.