Technology

SIULondon - Commercial Strategy: How a Bad Commercial Strategy Can Kill a Great Technology

On November 16, 2017, the London Division of the SIU organised a workshop with Dr Jeff Skinner, the Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School on commercial strategy. The main focus was on what it means to develop a commercial strategy for a researcher and if it is actually needed when the underlying technology is compelling enough to sell itself.

A Journey from Research to Commercialisation of Science – An interview with Dr Jeff Skinner

It is a common struggle for many aspiring scientists to gain knowledge and support to commercialise their scientific ideas. We interviewed Dr Jeff Skinner, the Executive Director of the Institute of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at London Business School (LBS).

SIUConversations Katowice: The Rise of Artificial Intelligence

We restarted our SIUConversations series with the new academic year in Katowice on October 12 and had a fantastic line-up of speakers to tell us about the latest in integration of Artificial Intelligence and robotics into healthcare and medicine. Here is the summary of the thought-provoking evening.

Nanomedicine: A Look At Applications, Commercialisation and Featured Company MagForce

At their minuscule sizes of billionths of a metre, nanoparticles and their use in medicine brings about the field of nanomedicine, a field that carries a potential that is everything but minuscule. Read on to find out just what nanomedicine means and why it's of 'giga' importance.

Microfluidics and Biological Research: The perfect partners?

Mimicking and understanding the environment molecules, cells and organs work in requires creative thinking and sublime engineering. Microfluidics technology is a product of such a process and makes it possible for researchers to achieve results that cannot be achieved by other means. Read the first instalment of our new 3-part series on microfluidics here to see what we mean.

The Revolution of Surgery and The Rise of Technology

It's the 21st century and technology has a bigger impact on shaping our lives than ever. The same is true for medicine. There are online platforms and tools to help physicians perfect their knowledge and skills. In the second SIUConversations event in Katowice, our speakers from MEDtube told us how.

Brain Electric

Changes in the electrical activity of the nervous system cause debilitating symptoms in patients who suffer from chronic pain and neurological diseases like Parkinson's. Electrical stimulation of the nervous system is a very promising method to overcome these symptoms. In this SIU article we discuss how and why electrostimulation holds so much potential. 

Thinking (Truly) Outside The Box: Crowdfunding Meets a Biotech Startup

Thinking outside the box is a daily practice for all scientists whatever path they take. Starting their own company is no exception and in this article we bring you the interview we conducted with Dr Zografos who stepped outside of the box even further than in a typical scenario: Bringing a research idea out of an academic lab combined with crowdfunding to get a company started. Read on for an inspiring story. 

3D Food Printers: Gourmet Gizmo or Game-Changer?

In the last article of the SIU 'Sustainable Food' series we are bringing you 3D food printers. Some use already existing food to make new ones, some use individual nutrients and mould them into food and some even help grow plants! How sustainable is it to print food though? Can it be used in everyday life? What benefits does it bring? Read about the latest food printing debate of the 21st century in this intriguing article. 

Bringing Farms to Cities

In the second part of our 'Sustainable Food' series, we bring you all you need to know about urban agriculture. In this exciting article we talk about what entrepreneurs are doing to bring farming to our doorstep in cities around the world (Herbs grown in air raid shelters anyone?), how the latest technologies are used to make it possible and how sustainable the new urban approaches to farming are. 

When The Lab Just Won’t Do: The Use of National Facilities for Biological and Industrial Research

SIU is all about building bridges between academia and industry. National research facilities are the perfect platforms where these bridges can be built. They provide state-of-the-art technologies and are open to both industry and academia. In this article we tell you how they work and how they can lead to new ideas and new companies.

SIU360 Oxford Session 4: Fates of Successfully Translated Technologies

Timing and the right people are everything when it comes to translating your science into a business. Brian Graves from Imperial Innovations joined us for the 4th session of the SIU360-Oxford and told us about the strategies for selecting the right customer, the right partners and the right avenues to be successful in translation of science into business.