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Jul 23, 2019
 Defining BioCity (finally)

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  “What IS BioCity?” comes up a lot. While we can happily answer that question, pinning down a single definition has always been, frankly, problematic. With a change in leadership, we set ourselves the challenge to try and define the previously undefinable. Deciding once and for all, what BioCity “is”….

blackholes & bellybutton cheese

Jun 27, 2019
 Black holes and bellybutton cheese. What happened when we opened our doors to twenty-five primary school students.

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What do primary school pupils want to know about ‘science’?  A lot, it turns out.   We invited Ignite! and twenty-five students from a local primary school to join us for a day in the lab to (try to) answer some of their questions.   The bright Idea. We first…

BioCity Accelerator programme entrepreneur coaching

May 2, 2019
 The rights and wrongs of life science entrepreneurship. Why the BioCity Accelerator Programme wants to help you get it wrong.

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Will it work? Is the question every (would-be) entrepreneur and business owner asks themselves.   It might; you may be the next Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, James Dyson or Stewart Adams. But it might not. To know for certain, you have to give it a go.   One of the few certainties…

Apr 18, 2019
 Accelerator vs. incubator? What’s the difference and does it matter?

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Confusion abounds, what is the difference between incubators and accelerators?   Outside the industry, the terms are interchangeable. Within, definitions differ between the organisations running them. As the UK’s first and largest life science incubator and accelerator, we at BioCity feel a duty to offer a perspective. And an apology….

Mar 12, 2019
 Congratulations to all the winners of Scotland’s Life Sciences Awards

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At a black-tie dinner held in Edinburgh on Thursday 28th February 2019, more than 700 luminaries came together at the Scotland’s Life Sciences Dinner & Annual Awards to celebrate their collective achievements of 2018.  A year which saw international expansion, infrastructure improvements and a record £85 million of equity investment.  …

Dr Stewart Adams | BOOTS

Feb 8, 2019
 In tribute to Dr Stewart Adams

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A pioneer, an inspiration and a dear friend.   The news that Dr Stewart Adams OBE had passed away at the age of 95 at Queens Medical Centre, Nottingham on 30th January 2019, was featured by all the national media outlets. Unusual for a chemist whose career was spent working…

Feb 6, 2019
 Setting up successful life science start-ups (part one)

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Fear of failure is a feeling many entrepreneurs experience and for some it can even be a barrier to the success of their start-ups. BioCity’s accelerator programme is designed to give budding entrepreneurs the tools they need to confidently pursue their business idea.   The programme has helped launch businesses like…

Jan 9, 2019
 10 Years at BioCity

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By Stefan Ogrodzinski – Former Non-executive Director   Happy New Year! As I step down from 10 years service on the board at BioCity (and related companies – Mobius Technology Ventures and MediCity) I find myself reflecting on a fascinating journey from “not for profit” regional venture to National life science…