On Campus, our staff can receive support with their early-stage ideas as well as access to a number of resources and invitations to networking events, talks and seminars all about entrepreneurship and innovation.
We currently run the Wellcome Genome Campus Startup School Programme, an online learning course within a highly supportive environment for early-stage genomes and biodata innovation arising from Campus science, with our peer institutes Wellcome Sanger Institute and the European Bioinformatics Institute leading the way.
Spinning out the science
Basic, or fundamental, research aims to better understand the world, be that the processes that cause a disease, or the role of a specific gene in our genome. Basic research generates deep knowledge of previously unexplored natural processes and phenomena – usually without prior expectations of how that knowledge might be used. How are we doing this on Campus?
Startup School 2021-22 - What does it take to be a scientific entrepreneur?
Find out more about our lean virtual entrepreneurship programme, Startup School, in its second edition. Before Easter (April 7th 2022) we celebrated the virtual Grand Finale of the Wellcome Genome Startup School with 26 participants recruited exclusively from Sanger and EMBL-EBI. Also in attendance, were the programme’s speakers and mentors as well as specially invited guests, some of whom were panellists and were given the task of assessing thirteen two-minute pitches from each team.