The first Windback Wednesday of 2014 has come to an end, but before we finish, let’s have a quick reminder of what we’ve seen.
We started with Tips on starting a business in science, which outlines science business advisor and lawyer Christof Hettich’s (partner at law firm Ritterhaus) speech at the 2012 Naturejobs Career Expo in Heidlberg, Germany. In his talk he highlighted three key areas that warrant extra attention when setting up a science-related business: the science, building a sustainable organisation and venture capitalist funding.
Business and science: in the market was the second on our list. This piece had a particular focus on working in the world of biomedical marketing. But many of the concepts can be applied to marketing in general.
If thinking of moving into industry, but you want to see what it’s like first, then the technology transfer section is an interesting place to sit. Innovation, the big idea of technology transfer explores this world, and how being part of the interface between the two worlds can bring many new ideas to life.
To round off the series, we had the Naturejobs inaugural podcast of 2014: From academia to industry with Nessa Carey, senior director at Pfizer. In this podcast Nessa talks about her personal experience of moving from academia to industry. She is also able to look back and give some advice on how others could start making preparations. Definitely worth a listen! And if you’ve got any questions for Nessa, you can leave a comment at the bottom of the blog or use the tag #AcademiatoIndustry on Twitter.
If you’ve enjoyed this series, stick with us for the next one where we’ll be looking at the world of scientific publishing.