CERU/SRUK Workshop: “Academia and Industry: Accelerating the Impact of Research”

· Cambridge

2nd Fundación Ramón Areces Workshop 2014 “Academia & Industry: Accelerating the Impact of Research” held at the Hughes Hall College in Cambridge. Four guest speakers, Sir Thomas Blundell, Dr Manuel Pérez Alonso, Dr Isabel González and Roberto Sánchez Sánchez discussed on the interplay between academia, industry and the Government both in the UK and Spain, with special emphasis on how to translate a good idea from an academic laboratory into a business and the financial sources to support your research business and the skills required in industry if an academic is pursuing a career change and vice versa. The workshop was followed by a lunch and networking at the Cambridge Blue pub.