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London Session 4: Turning scientific research into a business

  • UCL School of Pharmacy 29-39 Brunswick Square London WC1N 1AX UK (map)

The Science Innovation Union is offering a groundbreaking bio-entrepreneurship course aimed directly at the UK’s top scientists and budding entrepreneurs. The programme consists of a series of four exciting sessions lead by high profile leading academics and industry experts. Head to our website to sign up now!

Links to other three session in the SIU360 series:
Session 1:
Session 2:
Session 3:

Session 4: In the final session of the series we explore the process of creating translational start-ups and technologies. Attendees will discover the life-cycle of a start-up and the hurdles that must be overcome. Additionally, risk-assessment and idea development will be explored.

Speaker: Matthew Durdy
Matthew joined the Cell and Gene Therapy Catapult in 2012, from the novel therapeutics company Aqix, where he was Chief Executive. He has broad experience in the biotechnology industry leading SMEs, raising finance and commercialising diagnostics, medical devices, and therapeutics for regulated use in the EU. He was also an expert advisor to the World Health Organisation on medical innovation strategy. Matthew was also a Director at the venture capital firm CDC, where he was responsible for due diligence and new investment in their $3.5bn international portfolio.