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Video transcript: Commercialising science: Enterprise Fellowships

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January 2015

Video shows Margaret Anne Craig

Margaret Anne Craig, Clyde Biosciences (funded by BBSRC)
The Enterprise Fellowship for me has been a real life changing experience both professionally and personally. It's given me the chance to unlock some potential that I didn't realise that I personally had and take on this role as CEO of the company.

Video shows scientists working in a laboratory

I think because we are stepping out of an academic lab and into a very different career it's not all about the technology, it's not about the science anymore.

Now I am out there and I am in rooms with investors who I am trying to negotiate perhaps several million pounds from, and what I present to them, the technology has to stand up and also the whole financial plan and to reassure them that they will get a return on their money. So I think the basis of the training from the fellowship has given me a lot more confidence.

It's also been a great source of support and continues to remain a great source of support to me and that there is a great network of people that can help me to take this business forward.

ENDS

Credits

  • The Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellowships, supported by Scottish Enterprise, BBSRC, Science & Technology Facilities Council
  • Video: Rapidvisual Media