Academic entrepreneurs: do they exist?

Innovation is the lifeblood of a vibrant economy ’ but in Europe, it’s often said, a risk-averse culture in its universities prevents innovative ideas from getting out of the labs and into the marketplace. To help change that culture, the first Europe-wide awards for academic enterprise are being launched, with a coalition of leading European…

ESOF2008 for Business – From Lab to Market

ESOF2008 for Business – From Lab to Market 21 July 2008 – 8:30 to 18:00 New ways to bridge the gap between industry and academia The marketplace for science and technology is vast, fast-growing and complex. It cuts across all borders, between countries, industries and scientific disciplines. It involves many skills: corporate R&D managers, academic…

Back to my origins

Yesterday I visited the Frankfurt Bookfair, the biggest show for book professionals worldwide. I used to go there regularly when I was in the medical publishing business, but since 7 years I had been missing this huge opportunity to learn about the latest trends and development in the way information is passed around. Well, I…