We are very happy and excited to welcome Dr Katy Gearing and Dr Alasdair Taylor of the Royal Society to Oxford and the SIU. Katy and Alasdair are doing great work in the area of science innovation and entrepreneurship, and will be running a focus group with a small group of students (see below for details) and giving a talk that is open for all SIU members to attend.
The Royal Society’s Science, Industry and Translation programme aims to reinvigorate the links between the Society and industry, and promote the importance of translating research into new products, processes and companies with societal and economic impacts. In this talk, Katy and Alasdair will describe some of the Society’s current work and the insights it has given them into technology transfer, entrepreneurship, emerging technologies and science careers in industry and academia. Looking back at their own experiences, they will also share with us the opportunities and challenges around university-business collaboration and technology transfer.
GUEST SPEAKERS: DR ALASDAIR TAYLOR & DR KATY GEARING
NEW BIOCHEMISTRY BUILDING, SOUTH PARKS RD, OX1 3QU - (6PM TO 7.30PM, FOCUS GROUP 5PM-5.55PM)
Dr Alasdair Taylor is Industry Programme Manager at the Royal Society. He has a research background in green chemistry, and has worked on collaborative projects between businesses and academics in the areas of energy storage, sustainable chemical engineering and food science. At the Royal Society, Alasdair is leading work focused on translation and developing an entrepreneurial mindset among scientists. He is also Chair of the Royal Society of Chemistry’s Early Career Network.
Dr Katy Gearing studied biochemistry at St Catherine’s College, Oxford, graduating with a PhD in 1989. She has since worked extensively in industry in the fields of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. She joined the Royal Society in 2016 as Head of Industry Engagement and is leading on growing the Society’s links with industry.