EP8: From scale-up to global force

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EP7: Growing pains

Navigating funding and funders

From idea, to funding your business and maintaining the flow of capital as your business grows. Hear from venture partner and innovation expert, Sam Gyimah and Sherry Coutu, serial entrepreneur and investor, as they discuss what sort of funding is best for you, who you can turn to for investment, and what some of the pitfalls to avoid are, when growing your science business.


EP6: Tackling the talent challenge

From diversity to discovery

Businesses of the future are going to be based on science and technology, from AI to mRNA and Blockchain to Fusion, science and technology are revolutionising the way we work and being applied to the global challenges of our time. Join Hannah Prevett, a business journalist with The Times, every Thursday, as she meets the scientists who are turning breakthroughs into world changing businesses. If you’re wondering how to turn your idea into a lab-based discovery, deliver the perfect pitch to secure funding and grow, all whilst avoiding pitfalls along the way, then join us as we help solve the science of business.


EP5: Col-lab-oration

The power of bringing science companies together

Why is location so important? With laboratory space at a premium across London and the South East, hear from Sania’s CEO about why bringing both small and large companies together under one roof and being able to collaborate with scientists from other companies is so important.


EP4: Building teams

“Culture eats strategy for breakfast”

In this episode, find out how Oxford Dynamics is bucking the trend when it comes to start-up team structures, as it embarks on developing new solutions using Artificial Intelligence to prevent loneliness, depression and anxiety.


EP3: Joining the (Q)dots: Spinning out successfully

In this episode, hear from the CEO of QDot who turned his childhood passion into a successful spin-out company with a mission to enable clean flight for future generations.


EP2: Imagination will take you everywhere

Preparing for jobs that haven’t been invented yet

When you think about imagination in science, look no further than one of our most famous scientists – Einstein, who said: “Logic, gets you from A to B, but imagination will take you everywhere.”

In this episode, hear from Tom Doust, Director of Experience and Learning at the Institute of Imagination and find out about the charity’s work to inspire children in unique ways in the hope of them becoming the scientists of tomorrow.