UCL - Virtual Taster Lecture

Representative: Fiona Reid Biog
01st Jun 2023
17:00 - 18:00

Join Bioscience Entrepreneurship MSc Programme Director Fiona Reid on this virtual taster lecture on Business Meets Science... What Happens to Innovation in the Real World.

This is one of the first degrees worldwide to offer business education specifically for scientists. The programme is run jointly by UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, UCL School of Management and UCL School of Pharmacy. You’ll learn from each of these world-leading departments about how scientific knowledge can be turned into new social and economic value to make a real-world difference.

This virtual event is also an excellent opportunity to learn more about the Bioscience Entrepreneurship MSc and ask any questions you may have.

Why attend?

  • Learn more about the pioneering Master's programme: Bioscience Entrepreneurship MSc, one of the first programmes of its kind in the world, which develops the skills of business, innovation and enterprise for science and medical graduates.
  • The taster lecture will focus on how scientific innovations can impact the real world.
  • You will hear from Programme Director Fiona Reid, who was also the Founder and Director of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

Who is this for?

This programme is suitable for various students with a science or medicine background who wish to gain a bespoke business school-type education focused on innovation. It suits aspiring entrepreneurs, those who want to work in translational roles or with innovative science, students who wish to work in corporate environments that work with life sciences, and many more. The requirement is for a bioscience degree at 2:1 or equivalent. Intercalating medical students are eligible to apply. Some applicants can demonstrate an interest in pursuing a career involving innovation, valuation of science, social purpose, commercialisation interest or other activity at the science-business interface. Others with work experience or entrepreneurial experience can include that in their application. 

Meet Your Host

Meet Your Host

Ms Fiona Reid Biog:  Associate Professor, UCL IoO + Adjunct Lecturer, Strategy & Entrepreneurship UCL School of Management

Before joining UCL in 2016, Fiona had a career in the private sector as an entrepreneur and at universities such as Imperial College and Oxford University, where she was the Founder and Director of the Oxford Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Oxford’s Said Business School for nine years.

She has served as Director of UKCDS, which manages £440m of public research funding to support the UK government's international development interests. She is a Fellow of the RSA and lectures internationally on innovation, research impact and creating social and economic benefits from entrepreneurship.

She has worked with large organisations such as Philips, the Financial Times, and Goldman Sachs, with governments and
high-growth small businesses, and has been involved in creating many new spinouts and social ventures arising from the university setting.

Her expertise focuses on complex innovation spaces, the interface between science and business, and entrepreneurial
thinking within organisations. Fiona is a recipient of the annual UCL School of Management’s “Excellence in Teaching” award.


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