BioWednesday Cambridge: Business Growth and Development of Life Sciences in the Gig Economy

17:30 - 20:30 Wednesday 27 February 2019


The Life Sciences sector is seeing an increase in the number of people that are choosing to work as ‘independent contractors’ instead of in 9-5 employment.  This has been fueled by several factors including, lifestyle choice of experts, advances in digital technologies that allows for a more virtual workforce and a trend in companies looking for a more innovative way of finding expertise. 


As the number of gig economy workers increases in the Life Sciences sector, the full benefits of having expertise in areas such as intellectual property, scale-ability, risk and governance are being realised, but we also turn our attention to the challenges it brings and what the future holds for this type of business model.


Just as the gig economy brings change to businesses moving forward, we are changing the format of this BioWednesday to incorporate a more interactive experience that will use technology to assimilate the audience’s thoughts and facilitators to guide our discussions.


Kathryn Simpson Consulting Limited will be using v-wall to help facilitate our interactive session. Your name and email address will be shared with Kathryn and you will receive an automated email from v-wall with a request to join the session the day before the meeting.  Your email address will be used by Kathryn Simpson Consulting Limited for this purpose only.  Please remember to bring your mobile device with you to the meeting so that you can access the link you have been sent and take part.  Please find below a link to Terms and Conditions of v-wall.



17.30  Arrival and networking over tea & coffee

18.00  Welcome from the hosts

     Mills & Reeve, James Fry

     One Nucleus, Tony Jones

18.10  Q & A Session led by Kathryn Simpson, Kathryn Simpson Consulting 

     Question 1 – What benefits does the gig economy in 21st Century bring to Life Sciences?

     Question 2 – What barriers or challenges do you see to using contractors over full time  staff?

18.35  Workshop on Propositions and Experiences led by Janice Steed, Steed Consulting

19.15   Poll to identify our sector needs and final remarks

19.30   Drinks and networking

20.30  Close



One Nucleus Members: Free

Non-Members: £50 +VAT

Academics: please contact Alicia



February 27th, 2019 5:30 PM   to   8:30 PM
Mills & Reeve
Botanic House
100 Hills Road
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire CB2 1PH
United Kingdom
Phone: 01223 896450
Phone: 01223 896456
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