July 2016

Science and the humanities? When it comes to innovation they go together like ramma lamma lamma ka dinga da dinga dong!

13thJul 2016
By definition, to innovate means to create something new. To charter undiscovered territories. That’s what we do as researchers, but we do it in an academic context. As a final-year doctoral researcher, I was interested to explore how the skills and knowledge I’ve acquired over the course of my PhD could be channeled beyond the academy, in a commercial environment. Am I ready to handle the rigors and uncertainty of a starting a business? What are the key traits of a successful innovator, and do I have them?