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Looking forward to 2021

Dec 30 2020

Looking forward to 2021

When the clock struck midnight on 31st December 2019, and we welcomed in the new decade, whoever thought 2020 would turn out the way that did? No matter where we ...
In conversation with Sue Rees

Dec 10 2020

Keep Calm and Carry On

How Oxford University Innovation and its portfolio businesses have risen to the challenge of Covid-19 Sue rees in conversation with Simon Gray, Head of Marketing at Oxford University Innovation Ltd ...
When your Boardroom is ready for a refresh

Nov 30 2020

When your Boardroom is ready for a refresh

Over the last decade and into this one, startup businesses have come of age. Some will remain as small operators, but for many, the ultimate goal is to “scale up” ...

Oct 30 2020

What does the future hold for University Spinouts?

Universities in the UK are some of the very best in the world when it comes to research. Oxford, Cambridge, Imperial College London, to name but a few. Importantly, however, ...
Does Biotech Leadership have a glass ceiling?

Sep 11 2020

Does Biotech Leadership have a glass ceiling?

A Growing Industry Sector The Biotech industry is one of the fasting growing sectors at almost 10% CAGR and is predicted to be worth over $750 billion by 2025. In ...
When will a COVID vaccine become widely available?

Jul 27 2020

When will a COVID vaccine become widely available?

Fantastic news emerged on the afternoon of the 20th July that the vaccine being developed jointly between Oxford University and AstraZeneca had been confirmed to be safe and induces an ...
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Jun 26 2020

Post-Pandemic Leadership – Is this a time for the brave and the bold, or do leaders need a different skillset?

The COVID-19 pandemic has placed demands on leaders that are above and beyond anything that they may have expected. For many, it has been the ultimate leadership test. Leadership Challenges ...
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May 29 2020

Beating COVID-19 the Oxford Way

As early as 2018, The World Health Organisation added a “Disease X” to its list of disease threats that could cause a global pandemic. “Disease X” would sit alongside other ...
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May 27 2020

OUR CHALLENGES AND OPPORTUNITIES

I’ve been working with life science, pharma and biotech CEOs to build their board teams for over 20 years, and it’s at this level that most of the challenges and ...
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May 27 2020

WHAT ARE SOME OF THE LONGER-TERM IMPACTS ON THE SECTOR?

Some companies are already seeing the enforced changes in working practices they have had to adopt having beneficial long-term impacts. “Social distancing and flexible working have actually had a positive ...
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May 27 2020

WHAT WAS THE IMPACT OF COVID19 ON THE BIOTECH, PHARMA AND LIFE SCIENCE INDUSTRIES?

It’s fair to say that everyone has been impacted, but what was fascinating to me was that some I spoke to had been able to adapt and move quickly and ...
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May 27 2020

WERE WE PREPARED FOR COVID19?

Needless to say, most people I spoke to were keen to avoid talking about political responses! However, it was clear that many felt that preparedness had two components - physical, ...
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May 27 2020

THE SCALE OF THE COVID-19 IMPACT

When I asked people if they were surprised by how much of a worldwide impact COVID-19 had had I received a similar response from many. Clinically, the appearance of a ...
Biotrinity

May 27 2020

WHAT HAS THE IMPACT BEEN FROM COVID-19 FOR THE PHARMA, BIOTECH & LIFE SCIENCES INDUSTRY?

In the 20 years I’ve been based in Oxfordshire I’ve seen the county turn into a major hub for science and technology in the UK. Not only has the research ...
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May 20 2020

Burnout in the C Suite

In 2019, the World Health Organisation (WHO) recognised burnout as a chronic medical condition, and with over 60% of board-level executives reporting feelings of high anxiety and stress on a ...