Many university researchers are remarkably entrepreneurial, but the extent to which they would label themselves as such, or can move fluidly across sectors, varies greatly from one discipline to another. For decades, it has been common for researchers in the life sciences (e.g. in pharmacology) to move between academia and business. This is now becoming increasingly common for researchers in the computer sciences. But this is not the case for all disciplines. For many researchers in the social sciences, for example, the world of business and entrepreneurship is intimidating and unfamiliar.
We are excited to be hosting an event in London (venue TBC) that will bring together researchers who are interested in entrepreneurship and want to find out more, with invited speakers sharing their insights. It will be an interactive and informal session, which will:
- highlight individual stories of 'entrepreneurial academics';
- stimulate conversations around how and when researchers can make the move, including associated challenges and opportunities;
- foster collaborations and connections among a community of researchers and entrepreneurs.
More details to be added here over the coming weeks.