On June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union in what could either be described as a catastrophic self-destruction or a glorious grasp at independence. Wrapped up in a state of confusion over their status in the United Kingdom are scientists from Europe and abroad. On June 8, 2017, almost one year after the referendum, SIU brought together experts in London, to talk about their concerns and current measures they are taking in academia, industry and government to make things as smooth as possible for UK science.
An engaging pitch can be everything when it comes to convincing your audience of the importance, novelty and potential of your ideas. In our "Meet the Founder: Pitch Perfect" event in Cambridge on May 4th, we had the chance to get tips from founders who successfully pitched their ideas to investors. Here is a summary of the enlightening event.
Did you know that there is much more to the Royal Society than being the world's oldest academy and a fellowship of prestigious scientists? In the second session of SIUConversations in Oxford on March 1st, our audience found out about the projects the Royal Society holds to inspire and initiate innovation in the UK. Read on to find out more.
Science and academia in the UK benefit hugely from the country’s EU membership. It is therefore unsurprising that the historic Brexit vote has left a lot of academics in Britain and the rest of Europe feeling uncertain about future funding and collaborations. Despite government reassurance of no drastic changes to academia in the short term, much has happened since the vote. What do academics have to say about the latest announcements from government? How are they working with the governmental bodies to ensure that research is minimally affected?