In the latest edition of the Global Shapers Cambridge Hub blog series, Theo Lundberg explores the role quantum computing is playing, and will play, in society and the ways in which you can get involved. Theo is a PhD Candidate and IBM PhD Fellow at the Cavendish Laboratory, researching how quantum computers can be made in silicon, the workhorse of today’s computer industry. Besides his PhD, Theo advises venture capitals firms on quantum computing and is co-founder of Shaping Horizons , a Global Shapers initiative on social innovation diplomacy.

As a quantum computing student approaching the end of my PhD…


Next up in the Cambridge Global Shapers Hub blog series is Akhila Jayaram, a PhD researcher at the University of Cambridge keen to solve healthcare challenges through a fundamental understanding of protein-membrane interactions. Akhila’s past experience includes undergraduate research in India, UK and Canada, and a year in industry as a Materials Scientist at GSK. She is also passionate about education, gender equality, youth leadership and women empowerment through her involvement with various international non-profit organisations. Outside her studies, she is the Executive Director of Polygeia, a global-health think tank based across UK, US, Hong Kong, Sweden and Nigeria. …


The latest in our World Economic Forum Global Shapers Cambridge Hub blog series comes from Global Shaper Abbas Kazmi. Abbas is a multi-award winning serial entrepreneur and investor who founded his first of several successful companies at 16. He has been appointed as a United Nations Alliance of Civilisations Fellow and been chosen as a Forbes 30 Under 30 Standout, as a Maserati 100 and as one of the Great British Entrepreneur Awards Entrepreneurs’ Champions of the Year, amongst many other awards and forms of recognition. During the course of the COVID-19 pandemic he has founded several exciting new ventures…


In the latest of our blog series, Sheen Gurrib discusses the importance of involving people with lived experiences when making social change. Sheen is a social entrepreneur, a life-science consultant and a musculoskeletal expert with over 3 years experience in business development, market analysis, project management and leadership, across the pharmaceutical, robotics, manufacturing, medical and education sectors. Sheen holds a MEng in Materials Science from the University of Oxford and a PhD in spinal research from the University of Cambridge. She is also the Co-founder of ReShape Co., …


Every fortnight, we hand over the blog to one of the Cambridge Shapers for their take on the biggest issues affecting young people in Cambridge and around the globe. This week’s post is written by George Gekov, a technology enthusiast and member of the Cambridge Global Shapers Community.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought numerous challenges. But one thing it has meant for those who are fortunate enough to be able to work remotely is that we have more spare time at home. So how can you take advantage? …


Every fortnight, we hand over the blog to one of the Cambridge Shapers for their take on the biggest issues affecting young people in Cambridge and around the globe. This fortnight, we hear from Eleonore Poli. Eleonore is a PhD student in Materials & Metallurgy, a Global Shaper and an analogue astronaut.

Analogue space missions replicate (on Earth) certain aspects of space missions with the objective of evaluating feasibility, and then optimising missions. …


Every fortnight, we hand over the blog to one of the Cambridge Shapers for their take on the biggest issues affecting young people in Cambridge and around the globe. This fortnight’s post comes from Philipp Verpoort, who is both a scientist and an advocate of citizens’ assemblies and deliberative democracy at the Sortition Foundation.

It’s phenomenal, isn’t it? A pandemic of a deadly, dangerous virus hits humanity, generating chaos, and disruption across the globe. …


Every fortnight, we hand over the blog to one of the Cambridge Shapers for their take on the biggest issues affecting young people in Cambridge and around the globe. Today’s post comes from Juan Azcaretta, a Research Engineer at Audio Analytic in Cambridge and Vice-Curator of the Cambridge Hub.

In this post, I will share some career advice as a mid-career electronics engineer working on applied machine learning. This year has been really challenging for many graduate students so I hope my advice will help you start and plan your career path.

Set goals

This is a self-awareness exercise where…


Every fortnight, we hand over the blog to one of the Cambridge Shapers for their take on the biggest issues affecting young people in Cambridge and around the globe. Today’s post comes from Kate McNeil, communications lead for the Centre for Science and Policy and the Partnership for Conflict, Crime and Security Research at the University of Cambridge.

At a recent webinar and workshop on prevention co-hosted by the Centre for Science and Policy and public health practitioners, we heard from a variety of experts about how the Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted areas of fragility within our health systems. This…


by Juan Azcarreta-Ortiz and Zsofia Szlamka (Curatorship of Global Shapers Cambridge 2020–2021)

Some of the Cambridge Hub members during our virtual monthly meeting.
Some of the Cambridge Hub members during our virtual monthly meeting.

Hi reader, welcome to this article in which you can learn about Global Shapers Cambridge. We will share a bit about the work of our Hub and how we moved our projects to the online space because of the pandemic. We started the month of September with a lot of energy and we have good news: we are recruiting! Applications will be accepted until the 4th of October, so don’t miss out.

At the beginning of 2020, members of the Global Shapers Cambridge Hub, just like any other…

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