Knowledge Exchange & Commercialisation Blog

Welcome to the KEC (Knowledge Exchange and Commercialisation) Blog! This blog is designed with impact in mind; be it at an early stage, where our research and researchers are involved in knowledge exchange activities or later in the research lifecycle, when research can result in engagement with industry and/or commercial or societal benefit. This blog gives a voice to Institute researchers and invited guests working with us on exciting projects.

The views and opinions expressed here are those of the individual authors and do not necessarily reflect the official policy or position of the Babraham Institute.

Academia or Industry? Black and white or shades of grey?

Many scientists are faced with a key decision at some point in their career; to either persist with an academic career, with its high attrition rate and treadmill of grant writing, or look to move into industry. Back when I was a PhD student (1987-1991) there was a certain snobbery about industrial bioscience - some told me it was ‘boring’, ‘turning-the-handle’, and ‘not very creative’. My own experience has been somewhat different.

26/05/2020

How can early career researchers help shape science policy?

Katherine Fletcher, former Babraham Institute PhD. student and member of the Florey Group  talks about her experience and the knowledge gained from attending a science policy conference.

04/04/2019

Postdoc policies gain momentum

As one of the sponsors of the first National Post Doc meeting held in Cambridge recently, Babraham Institute are proud to report on the success of the event. BI Post doc and co-organiser, Dr Sven Sewitz, shares his view of the event and tells us what plans are in store for next year.

05/10/2017

Core Facilities find a common voice

BI’s staff and scientists find many routes to share their knowledge and know-how, often creating networks or co-creating events in respective their fields.  In this blog, Head of Bioinformatics Facility, Dr Simon Andrews tells us why he applied for KEC funding to establish the Bioinformatics Core Facilities group and how this group helps to develop his research interests.

16/08/2017

Calling all Hackers!

Babraham Institute Bioinformatics Department has long since led the way when it comes to knowledge exchange; sharing best practice, tools, and codes in open source platforms. This year they are pioneering a new initiative.  
 

28/06/2017