Department of Chemistry

Department of Chemistry University of Oxford

Royal Society announces 2019 recipients of the Entrepreneurs in Residence award

Royal Society announces 2019 recipients of the Entrepreneurs in Residence award

Dr Alan Roth, Director, Fitzroy Partners Ltd, is to be one of the fifteen entrepreneurs, senior scientists and business leaders were appointed as Royal Society Entrepreneurs in Residence. The recipients will help commercialise world-leading research and address skills gaps in industries like energy, transportation and data science by using their real-world experience to help foster an entrepreneurial culture within universities and develop curricula that produce industry-ready graduates. The successful applicants are funded to spend 20% of their time over two years with their host university and collaborators, sharing their experiences to help mentor and support students and academics. The scheme has now funded placements in 24 universities across the UK and will be re-opening for a third round in June 2019.

Alan Roth aims to accelerate their impact and adoption by building entrepreneurial capabilities of the students and faculty who create them and promoting activities that strengthen the University's interactions with industry
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