Cambridge University Femtech Society
The Cambridge University Femtech Society aims to create a network of motivated students and alumni who want to promote knowledge-sharing and tackle challenges in femtech - the intersection of women’s health and technology. We strive to give students the opportunity to meet key opinion leaders - entrepreneurs, investors and researchers - operating in femtech. Likewise, we provide femtech companies and investors with the chance to address Cambridge students and researchers who are interested in starting a career in femtech or bringing their femtech ideas to life.
We organise talks, panel discussions, and networking events. You can see a glimpse of the initiatives we organised during our first year of life in this short video!
“After a year of discussing femtech and debating the huge unmet needs we’ve all heard of (and experienced) when it comes to women’s health issues, we realized there should be a dedicated space for students to engage in these questions. Many fellow students (of all genders) we’ve spoken to throughout this year are not aware of the existence of femtech as an emerging field but get very excited when they hear about the innovations and the opportunities that exist. The biggest problem we see at the moment is the systemic-level lack of awareness of the issues surrounding women’s gynaecological, sexual and mental health, and we think increasing engagement at university-level can really help boost research and innovation in this space.”
The founders, Emily and Lesley, believe student engagement in the femtech community will grow in the upcoming years and will be a crucial aspect of raising awareness of the field among researchers, innovators, and aspiring entrepreneurs. Click here to read their full interview with Femtech Insider where they explain what prompted them to found the society and their hopes for the future of student engagement in femtech.