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.
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.