About the SIU
“Realizing that the most important piece of the puzzle is you, us, the human capital, a highly trained and very well-connected human capital, a young generation of bio-entrepreneurs that is capable of thinking both science and entrepreneurship, we are supporting the launch of The Science Innovation Union, the first of its kind not-for-profit training and networking translational platform led by scientists and entrepreneurs.
Alongside several other colleagues and global leading figures, will be dedicating our time to help establishing the union’s strategy, passing on our expertise and supporting its activities together with the SIU’s elected executive team and its divisional teams that will form seeds for transferring that mission to their local academic and ecosystems.
This union will not just be about entrepreneurship and ventures, but it will expand its activities to cover all aspects of translation in science via its networking, consulting, educational and editorial activities, all free of charge. This will form the perfect scaffold for establishing a products-oriented culture and a brilliant feeder for a highly trained generation of translational scientists, maintaining the current of the mission even beyond our time here.
This network will act towards connecting the dots among the scientific hotspots in Europe and beyond, and that can help raising the bar against the global benchmark and boost the performance of the ecosystem.”
Founder and Chairman
Mina Bekheet, Oxford, March 2016