Dr Laura James is entrepreneur in residence at the Trust & Technology Initiative, and is based at the University of Cambridge Department of Computer Science and Technology. She is also an associate at Doteveryone, where she established the Responsible Technology programme for better tech businesses. Laura’s work explores cutting edge internet technologies and turning them into useful products and systems, in technology and leadership roles in diverse contexts. She was the first employee and VP Engineering at AlertMe, on the management team at Evi (an AI startup acquired by Amazon to become Alexa), CEO of Open Knowledge International, and COO at CARET. Laura co-founded Cambridge Makespace, the Digital Life Collective, and the Festival of Maintenance. She also helped develop Field Ready, a humanitarian NGO using local manufacturing to meet essential needs. She advises and supports a range of ventures and projects, holds Masters and PhD degrees in Engineering from the University of Cambridge, and is a Chartered Engineer.
The Future Business Centre Peterborough brings together impact startups and ventures working in the emerging clusters of a circular economy, Smart Cities and future tech in the UK’s Environment Capital.
The Future Business Centre East London plays home to startups and businesses working in, or for the benefit of East London. Bridging London’s tech, creative and social innovation hubs it combines private offices with an incubator and accelerator programme.
The Future Business Centre Cambridge is an innovation and incubation centre for impact ventures bringing together social innovators, Cambridge’s cleantech cluster and Tech for Good ventures.
Located in the city centre, the Future Business Centre Cambridge Central is a workspace for ventures who are looking at community transformation.