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.

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EP8: From scale-up to global force

The Story of Oxford Instruments

In our final episode of this series, hear from Oxford University’s very first spin-out, Oxford Instruments, and find out what success really feels like when you solve the business of science.

It’s time to talk about establishing yourself as a global leader. What are the challenges as your business gains momentum, and what defines success in the eyes of the world?

In just over six decades, Oxford Instruments has stamped its mark on the worldwide scientific community, having created and developed one of the greatest medical advances of modern times the MRI scanner.


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.