- Professor Graham Richards was educated first in Tregynon and Newtown and then in Birkenhead before spending a career at Oxford, where he headed the Chemistry Department. His research is in the area of computer-aided drug discovery. He was one of the founders of the technology transfer company, Isis Innovation and in 1989 set up the first of the modern spin-out companies where the University held equity, Oxford Molecular Plc. ·
- Launched on 25 May 2010, The Learned Society of Wales is a society that exists to ‘celebrate, recognise, preserve, protect and encourage excellence in all of the scholarly disciplines’. The collective of scholars aim to provide a source of authoritative, scholarly and critical comment and advice on policy issues affecting Wales. For further information, contact Professor John Tucker, Head of Physical Sciences, Swansea University on 01792 295649 or J.V.Tucker@swansea.ac.uk.
- The Dragon Innovation Partnership is a collaboration - between Swansea Metropolitan University, Swansea University, and Trinity College, Carmarthen - that aims to maximise opportunities for transferring knowledge and expertise between the three higher education institutions (HEI’s) and external companies.
- The Dragon Innovation Partnership helps businesses access relevant experts across the partner institutions to discuss their development, support and learning needs. Participating businesses receive tailor-made support packages to help them achieve their aims, using the expertise of the three HEIs.
- Software Alliance Wales supports innovation and growth amongst the ICT and software sector within the Convergence areas of Wales. It creates a platform for developers across the region to network and share best practice, and to promote Wales as a key driving force in Software Development.
- The Lecture is sponsored by the Dragon Innovation Partnership and Software Alliance Wales.
Invention, Innovation and Change - The Commercialisation of Science
Swansea University and the Learned Society of Wales welcomes Professor Graham Richards CBE to a lecture, the Commercialisation of Science, that will explore the growing importance of commercialisation within science and technology, how this can be achieved without distorting activities and the advantages of spin-out companies and licensing.
Title: The Commercialisation of Science
Speaker: Professor Graham Richards CBE
Date: Thursday, 2 December 2010
Venue: Faraday Lecture Theatre
Swansea University. SA2 8PP
Other: All welcome. Admission is free.
Professor Richards is a senior non-executive director of IP Group Plc which has set up some 75 companies; of which 15 have become public companies. He is the author of over 380 papers and 17 books and, amongst other awards, received the Mullard Award from The Royal Society and the Lloyd of Kilgarran Prize from the Foundation for Science and Technology for the benefit of society. He was recently named in The Times list of the 100 most influential scientists in Britain.
If you would like to attend the event, or request further information, contact Haylea Robinson, Swansea University’s School of Physical Sciences. Tel: 01792 60 6663. Email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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