Here you can find past and future events organised or sponsored by the Cambridge University Femtech Society.
The Future of Family Planning
05/04/2022 - 6-7.15 pm BST
Join us and Cambridge Reproduction for a cross-disciplinary webinar on the latest technologies which aim to revolutionise contraception and family planning! The webinar will feature a panel of researchers from the University of Cambridge and founders of companies focused on women’s health. Our panel will unpick gaps in existing contraception and fertility technologies and present the opportunities for new products and services.
Mind the Research Gap - Competition
09/03/2022 - 08/04/2022
Are you a BSc, MSc or PhD studying in the UK? Do you have a good idea to address one of the many unmet needs in female health research or health care?
We want students to think creatively about an existing research gap in relation to female health research and/or health care, and write an essay or create a piece of art to describe what the unmet need is and how it could be addressed! CLICK HERE to find out everything about our Student Competition!
Mind the Research Gap - Launch Event
08/03/2022 - 5-6 pm GMT
Join us for an overview of the research gap and the importance of investing funds and resources in addressing the unmet needs in female health! Carolee Lee, founder and CEO of WHAM, will be presenting their pivotal findings on the societal impact of potential funding aimed at closing the research gap in cardiovascular disease, dementia, and auto-immune conditions. Prof Sanne Peters will be telling us all about her research on sex differences in the prevention, presentation, management, and outcomes of chronic disease, mainly cardiovascular disease and diabetes.
Past, Present and Future of Contraception
10/02/2022 - 2-3.45 pm GMT
In this forum co-organised with Cambridge Reproduction we will explore from a historical, sociological and scientific perspective the origins and methods of contraception.
Breast Cancer Research Talk & Pink Quiz
09/02/2022 - 6.30-7.30 pm GMT
Join us for a mini talk given by Dr Jean Abraham, Professor of Precision Breast Cancer Medicine, Director Cambridge Breast Cancer Research Unit, and Honorary Consultant in Medical Oncology, followed by a fabulous pink quiz on breast cancer awareness and important figures in the history of breast cancer advocacy!
Femtech Careers & Entrepreneurship
26/01/2022 - 6-7 pm GMT
Join us for a panel discussion on new industry insights and guidance to students, researchers and professionals who have an interest in female health and technology!
Blockchain meets Femtech
21/01/2022 - 5-6 pm GMT
Join us for a talk with Wei Escala (Eggschain), Doro Unger-Lee (Algorand) and Julie Sigles Robert (CU Blockchain Society) where we will review blockchain fundamentals, learn about how blockchain can be applied to the tracking of materials for in vitro fertilisation and discuss the opportunities for women to get involved in blockchain-powered innovation.
Investing in Femtech: the VC perspective
24/11/2021 - 5-6.15 pm GMT
Join us for a panel discussion with four expert venture capitalists who will talk about current opportunities for financing ventures focusing on women’s health!