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.
Our President and co-founder, Mina Bekheet, recently gave an interview to the Oxford Medical Sciences division here