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In our world of co-creation, hyper-connectivity and exponentially growing technology, our science industry is in much need of disruption. Our slow processes, our steep barriers to entry, and our poor external and internal communication is eroding trust and discouraging talent. We speak to the innovators, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs intent on creating change. From crowd-sourcing and the maker movement in the world of startups, to changing the way we do peer review, publishing and lab work itself, we talk about how future trends will affect the world of science. We also dive into innovations in space, health, energy and advanced computing; talking biotech, quantum computing, AI, renewables, satellite applications and lots more. Science is going through a revolution, we are here to cover the people behind the change.

In our world of co-creation, hyper-connectivity and exponentially growing technology, our science industry is in much need of disruption. Our slow processes, our steep barriers to entry, and our poor external and internal communication is eroding trust and discouraging talent. We speak to the innovators, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs intent on creating change. From crowd-sourcing and the maker movement in the world of startups, to changing the way we do peer review, publishing and lab work itself, we talk about how future trends will affect the world of science. We also dive into innovations in space, health, energy and advanced computing; talking biotech, quantum computing, AI, renewables, satellite applications and lots more. Science is going through a revolution, we are here to cover the people behind the change.
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United Kingdom

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In our world of co-creation, hyper-connectivity and exponentially growing technology, our science industry is in much need of disruption. Our slow processes, our steep barriers to entry, and our poor external and internal communication is eroding trust and discouraging talent. We speak to the innovators, iconoclasts and entrepreneurs intent on creating change. From crowd-sourcing and the maker movement in the world of startups, to changing the way we do peer review, publishing and lab work itself, we talk about how future trends will affect the world of science. We also dive into innovations in space, health, energy and advanced computing; talking biotech, quantum computing, AI, renewables, satellite applications and lots more. Science is going through a revolution, we are here to cover the people behind the change.

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English

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07525243263


Episodes

Innovator Stories - Episode 5

6/28/2019
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What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings? Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast. Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you'll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s...

Duration:01:06:01

Innovator Stories - Episode 4

6/21/2019
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What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings? Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast. Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you'll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s...

Duration:00:25:27

Innovator Stories - Episode 3

6/1/2019
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What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings? Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast. Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you'll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s...

Duration:01:10:12

Episode 70: How to Write our Future

5/25/2019
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In this episode we chat to science fiction author, Anne Charnock. For Anne's latest novel "Dreams Before the Start of Time" received the Arthur C Clarke award in 2018, and explores the future of fertility, and pre-natal genetic screening. Anne was also a Phillip K Dick Award nominee for here 2013 novel "A Calculated Life". It's becoming more and more clear that sci-fi and futurism can have great influence in our culture. In our chat with Anne we dive into the role of sci-fi as a launchpad...

Duration:00:33:48

Innovator Stories - Episode 2

4/16/2019
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What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings? Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast. Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you'll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s...

Duration:00:47:06

Episode 69: Data Driven Discovery

4/10/2019
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In this episode we chat to Charles Fracchia, CEO and Co-Founder of BioBright a bioscience data company driven to make labs faster and smarter. Showing that building out a smart lab isn't the preserve of the roboticists, Biobright hoovers up every drop of experimental data with a view to make science more reproducible. Their product 'DarwinSync' can hook up to you electronic lab notebooks, be searched through voice, and can even help with the analysis and visualisation of lab data. Charles'...

Duration:00:57:35

Innovator Stories - Episode 1

3/29/2019
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What makes an innovator in the world of disrupting science? What sort of experiences, behaviours and mindsets prompt people to make change, and guard them against the challenges that changing the status quo inevitably brings? Those were the questions on our mind for this first episode of our ‘Innovator Stories’ mini-series on the Science: Disrupt podcast. Over the next 5 episodes of Science: Disrupt, you'll hear from those at the coal face, enacting change within science – whether that’s...

Duration:00:25:12

Episode 68: Hello Tomorrow and Other Things

3/19/2019
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In this episode we share our thoughts about the 2019 Hello Tomorrow conference in Paris, among other things. Hello Tomorrow is an impressive deep tech conference, where startups, academics, and funders meet in Paris over two days to hear some of the most exciting innovations developed to address out most pressing challenges. It's our third Hello Tomorrow, and this was easily the best one yet ... and not just because our very own Gemma was hosting it! The production value, speaker curation,...

Duration:00:37:16

Episode 67: The Science of Storytelling

2/23/2019
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In this episode we chat to science writer, podcaster, speaker, author, and now communications consultant Dr Kat Arney on all things science communication! We dive into the current state of the science communication industry, from the tools of the trade, things that 'scicommers' can improve, and the work Kat does training researchers in the art of storytelling. TwitterGenetics Unzipped Herding Hemingway's CatsWhy Science Needs Advertising

Duration:00:43:57

Episode 66: Vaccines: Tackling Viral Misinformation

2/10/2019
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In today's episode we are joined by Richard Clarke, a PhD researcher at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine! Richard is a member of the the Vaccine Confidence Project, an initiative that monitors public confidence in immunisation for the purpose of detecting public concerns around vaccines. These concerns can have massive implications for the effectiveness of vaccine programmes and as such researchers must address them as early as possible. In this episode we explore what...

Duration:00:34:52

Episode 65: The World Food Programme

2/4/2019
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In today's episode Gemma speaks to Hila Cohen the International Business Development Lead of the World Food Programme's Innovation Accelerator. We dive into the invaluable work done by the WFP, the benefits of considerate locally focussed innovations in food tech, and whether there should be concerns given the aging farming community. The WFP Innovation Accelerator identifies and nurtures solutions to hunger globally. They also provide financial support to WFP innovators and external...

Duration:00:39:09

Episode 64: Event Special - Disrupting the Conversation

1/24/2019
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**Special episode klaxon** It's no secret that the internet has changed the way we communicate, and the last 12 months has also made clear the realisation that it has also changed the way we form our views. On December 5th 2018 we ran an event on Science communication called Disrupting the Conversation (kindly sponsored by Digital Science) on how to battle against misinformation, and effectively communicate scientific ideas. The panel were: Stephen BuranyiProfessor Ruth MorganRichard...

Duration:01:49:27

Episode 63: The Science Set - From Ghana and Beyond

1/6/2019
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Today's guest is Antipem Ofori Charles, a Ghanaian inventor and entrepreneur who is intent on transforming science education within Ghana and beyond. Antipem is the founder of the DEXT Technology, an accessible science set designed to engage students in underserved communities with the wonder of science. One of Antipem's inspirations for developing DEXT was through his own pathway into science. His father, a local high school teacher, framed what it meant to be a scientist for him by...

Duration:00:28:45

Episode 62: Digitising the NHS

12/21/2018
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Today's guest is Dr Harpreet Sood, NHS England’s Associate Chief Clinical Information Officer and a practicing NHS doctor at University College London Hospital.We get to grips with how the NHS is currently interacting with founders, and the wealth of opportunity for innovators. Given the NHS's core mission, we also dive into the idea of responsible innovation because while there may be plenty of low hanging fruit the patients under the NHS's care come first. **The audio is a little spotty...

Duration:00:36:56

Episode 61: Find a way, make a way

11/24/2018
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In this episode we are joined by our pal, the inimitable Harry Destecroix. Harry is CEO of Unit DX and Carbometrics, and is former CEO of Ziylo. We chat about why (and how) he managed to have such a mental job title, how Bristol is fast becoming a spinout factory, and how entrepreneurship can be fostered in the sciences with just a little bit more education, and a bit more ecosystem support. If you want to find out more about the story of Ziylo and Carbometrics, Gemma covered the...

Duration:00:36:08

Episode 60: Why Science Needs Advertising

11/2/2018
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In this episode we spoke to Karen Mazurkewich the Lead Executive of Communications & Marketing at MaRS, Toronto's startup hub. Karen was also formerly a journalist with the Wall Street Journal. We were keen to understand the Toronto startup ecosystem, and the state of science entrepreneurialism here. We also wanted to get Karen's perspective on science communication. Karen wrote a nice piece in the Harvard Business Review way back in April 2018 about how technologists and scientists should...

Duration:00:29:52

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 4 - Making Science Accessible

10/8/2018
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The final episode of the Citizen Science series zooms out a little bit and looks at citizen science as a whole. This episode features: Ainhoa Moya a software engineer (formerly of Conde Naste now Disney), on the value of opening up the lab to people with deep computational skills that may not have formal academic trainingDave GustonCaren Cooper

Duration:00:42:18

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 3 - Extreme Citizen Science

9/15/2018
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We're baaaack! Well, Linda is back - and she's got three great interviews with people transforming how science can be done. Linda Doyle takes us on a tour of the world of citizen science in this mini-series, Citizens Disrupt. In this episode Linda explores extreme citizen science! She speaks to: 1. Muki Haklay - Professor of Geographical Information Science at UCL 2. Dana Lewis - Founder of OpenAPS the artificial pancreas system that has transformed the lives of 100s of people with...

Duration:00:29:19

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 2 - DIY Bio

8/18/2018
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Linda Doyle takes us on a tour of the world of citizen science in this new mini-series, Citizens Disrupt. In this episode Linda explores the burgeoning world of DIY Bio. She speaks to: Bethan WolfendenBentoBio

Duration:00:28:19

Citizens Disrupt: Episode 1 - Contributory Science

8/6/2018
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Linda Doyle takes us on a tour of the world of citizen science in this new mini-series, Citizens Disrupt. In this episode Linda explores contributory citizen science, where the data for scientific ventures is crowdsourced. She speaks to: Dr Martin Jonesetch-a-cell initiative.ScienceatHome

Duration:00:37:34