Many researcher entrepreneurs forge successful portfolio careers across the two sectors.
Cash-flow challenges and team tensions are just two of the issues a fledgling business can face. Learn from them and move on, say seasoned entrepreneurs.
A successful entrepreneur needs to quickly develop a strategy to scale up their company, transfer skills to colleagues and shape a team.
Meet the people who advise researcher entrepreneurs on patents, licensing, business plans and commercial partnerships.
Scientist-turned-lawyer Tamsen Valoir outlines a key step on the road to commercializing your research.
Seasoned science entrepreneurs tell Adam Levy how to take the daunting first steps to commercializing your research.
Tao Chen’s university spin-off was short-lived, but he’s still buzzing with business ideas as he prepares to return to academia.
Inventor teams with women represent 16% of filed patents, yet are more likely than male teams to create women’s health products.
Be ready for queries that reflect stereotypes about academia and that probe why you’re switching sectors, says Tina Persson.
Volunteering with an organization can improve communication and help you adapt to the unexpected, say Sarah Groover and Ruth Gotian.
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In the first of a three-part series on science start-ups, Nature Careers explores how scientists with a sound business idea can thrive as entrepreneurs, and why leaving academia isn’t required.
Ty Tang was told that any move out of academia was likely to be permanent. But after two years working, he has now returned to research.
At first glance, academic training can seem ill-suited to careers in industry. However, there are plenty of ways in which researchers can improve their lot.
Ipshita Mandal-Johnson teamed up with other graduate students to set up an annual forum to develop tomorrow’s biotechnology leaders. This is what she learnt.
Innovators are finding better ways to produce, store and use energy, on Earth and beyond.
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In the second part of a three-part series on science start-ups, Nature Careers explores how founders can learn from their failures in business to try again.
Scientist fans of ‘agile’ and ‘Scrum’ claim that they can help labs to prioritize tasks and cut meeting times — but some research groups are more sceptical.
Neuroscientist Blaine Roberts explains how partnering with companies, or a consortium of companies, can bring significant benefits to researchers — from funding and training to expanding professional networks.
Desiree Dickerson discusses learning to control the voice in her head that insisted she wasn’t good enough.
Science PhD programmes cater almost exclusively to students bound for academia, but they don’t have to, says Sarah Anderson.
The country has been slow to welcome start-up science culture, but the scene looks set to take off.
Evolution of a company that uses spectroscopy techniques shines a light on business development in Taiwan.
Advances in materials and techniques are restoring damaged body parts to full function.
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PhD holders should not underestimate their value to industry and the business sector, says Peter Fiske.
Researchers with a knack for promotion and a desire to help those in need may find their niche in biomedical marketing.
Universities aid entrepreneurs by helping them to turn their research into companies. In return, universities can reap financial benefits.
The science done in university laboratories can change the world, but only when discoveries can be transformed into innovations.
The traditional CV has a strict page limit and should focus on your skills and employment history.
The country is using science for economic benefit.
Programmes prepare biomedical trainees for the management side of science.
How Amanda Niehaus built a brand in preparation for the new world of scientific work.