Dr. José Airas, a Director of Inhouse Consulting at Merck KGaA, is scheduled to speak at SIU's “Academic Breakout: Alternative Careers in Biotech” on January 25th, 2018 in Frankfurt am Main. Here, he gives us a preview of advice on transitioning from academia to industry ahead of his talk.
Dr. Bert Sakmann, MD, PhD was a guest speaker at our SIU Katowice event the 'Brain in a nutshell'. Here, we have an exclusive interview with the Nobel Laureate in Medicine and Physiology (1991). He discusses the challenges leading up to his award winning work on cellular ion channels , explains his current research on digital neuroanatomy at the Max Planck Institute and offers his opinion on Artificial Intelligence.
Mr Paweł Soluch is the CEO of the Neuro Device Group, a company that has built a strong portfolio of biomedical products to address demand in the scientific market for new equipment and to attempt to solve ideologies where research has otherwise failed. Here he gives us insight into the medtech field and shares his experience as both a scientist and entrepreneur.
Prof. Dobson is currently the Principal Fellow at Warwick Manufacturing Group, University of Warwick, has visiting professorships at UCL and King’s College, London and was previously the Academic Director of the Begbroke Science Park at the University of Oxford. In this interview, he has shared his expert opinion on the biotechnology research and policy landscape, and redefines the hard lessons for innovators.
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).
Integrating digital innovation into medicine is a very up-and-coming trend. Can we say the same when it comes to mental health? Here to tell us is Dr Samantha Scholtz, a consultant psychiatrist and R&D manager for the West London Mental Health Trust.
Monsters growling, robots talking and creatures screeching. Remind you of that movie you watched not long ago or the latest computer game you started playing? Ever wondered how these sounds come to be? Then read our interview with Orfeas Boteas, an entrepreneur who started a company to design sounds, after he did his master's on producing a sound tool.
When he decided to enter the SIU-Naturejobs writing competition, our regular contributor Devon Sheppard wanted to write about an entrepreneur who came from an academic background. He interviewed Dr Vanessa Gray-Schopfer, one of the founders of Omniscience, to get first-hand information about starting a company. Here is that interview.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A unique insight into the world of a start-up: SIU recently interviewed Alizé Pennec, a scientist from Oxford Biotrans about the her story of transitioning from academia to industry and the journey of this young company.