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SIUConference Oxford: Neurotechnology and Applied Neuroscience

As part of our SIU Conference series, the Oxford division hosted three speakers at the ‘Neurotechnology and Applied Neuroscience’ event on 23rd November 2017 at Magdalen College, a primary sponsor of SIUOxford. Our speakers were selected based on their shared experience of utilising some aspect of applied neuroscience for social and/or commercial impact.

SIUConversations Oxford: Academia And Industry - Advancing Science And Your Career

SIUOxford hosted our first educational event for this academic year on November 16th 2017, titled ‘Academia and Industry: Advancing Science and Your Career’. We welcomed three professionals, all with experience in both academia and industry, to share their career journeys and to offer advice to attendees on how to approach bridging the gap between the two areas.

Labstep: Building A Start-Up To Help The Research Community

On November 13, 2017, The Oxford Division of the SIU collaborated with Enterprising Oxford to host the CEO and co-founder of Labstep, Jake Schofield. The event was part of the #StartedinOxford series that highlights startups that were founded in the Oxford ecosystem. Here is the summary of the illuminating talk.

Enterprising Women: How the Greek Financial Crisis Inspired a Startup

Spotting an unmet need and coming up with ideas to meet it are essential for the success of a startup. Where your ideas stem from, however, can be completely unrelated to your background and expertise. Dr. Denise Xifara was the guest of Enterprising Oxford recently and here we bring you the story of her, her doctorate in genetics, the Greek financial crisis and her startup Nupinion.

Enterprising Women: An Insight from Dame Carol Robinson

The numbers by which women are represented in science, business and leadership positions always lead to debate. Entrepreneurship and the extent of female involvement fits right into the same picture. In March 2017, Enterprising Oxford hosted the Oxford professor Dame Carol Robinson at their "Enterprising Women" session. Our writer Sandra Ionescu was there to find out about the ups and downs of Carol's entrepreneurial adventure. Here is what Carol's inspirational talk covered.

"And The Winners Are..."

In this last instalment of the SIU-Naturejobs writing competition article series we bring you a short summary of the awards ceremony we held in Oxford for our writers contributing to the competition. We combined the event with a roundtable discussion Naturejobs editor and our competition collaborator Jack Leeming held with the audience. You can find the links to the winning pieces in the article.

SIUConversations Oxford Session 3: Insight into Entrepreneurship

Starting your own company AND pursuing a PhD degree? Sound impossible? Not really. At the 3rd Oxford event of the SIUConversations series, we met people who have done it and learned about how it is actually quite possible. Here is a summary of the event and what Oxford has in store for those who want to do the same. 

SIUConversations Oxford: Intellectual Property: Protecting Ideas and Why Your IP Strategy Matters

The first SIUConversations Oxford session on February 21st introduced the complicated world of intellectual property (IP) and featured the eminent patent attorney Philip Webber. Dr. Webber is currently a qualified chartered patent attorney, a European patent attorney, and a partner at the highly reputable international patent and trade mark attorneys, Dehns.  In this article we bring you a summary of his presentation that highlighted a number of important questions to ponder when trying to patent an invention.

We are Genomics

We are kicking off the new year with the interview we conducted with Genomics PLC, an Oxford spinout with exciting aims. The company works on uncovering the relationship between human genomic data and disease diagnosis. In this article we bring to you the story of how the company was founded and get advice from the founders for new entrepreneurs.

SIU360 Oxford Session 3: Quelling Fears: Runways, Risks and Expectations

At the 3rd session of our education programme SIU360, we welcomed Steven Zimmer as our speaker in Oxford. Steven talked about the strategies one should be aware of when starting a new business, risks associated with start-ups and how to find the balance between one's passion in science and the market and much more! Here is the summary of what Steven told our participants on November 15.

SIU360 Oxford session 2: Company Structure, What is Your Role?

You are an academic about to start a company. Some of the fundamental questions you need to answer are: How do you focus your efforts, research and priorities after starting a company? Where do you fit in the company that started out with your ideas? At the second Oxford session of our SIU360 education programme our three speakers answered these very questions and shared their inspiring experience with us.

SIU360 Oxford Session 1: Opportunity Recognition and Construction

The first Oxford session of the SIU360 educational series took place on October 18th, at the Saïd Business School, University of Oxford. Our speaker was Prof. Chas Bountra. The talk drew a large group of attendees, who were inspired by Prof. Bountra's engaging talk on open sourcing in translational research. 

How To Start a Business in Science

How CAN you start your own business? In this article, SIU is in conversation with Avinash Nanda of Saïd Business School, University of Oxford, who is also a co-founder of the Refugee Connect project, about the 'what', the 'when' and the 'how' of getting started.