Re-invention of Training Courses
SSC are creatures of habit and we have been habitually visiting Oulu University to work with their students and researchers in Autumn or Early Winter to assist them developing skills and confidence in communicating their expertise. We cover the skills needed for putting yourself forward for a new job, for creating high quality research funding applications and also for developing commercialisation potential of business ideas through a two day course that really seeks to enable participants to move forward rapidly in a very practical hands on way.
It is always fun and always enlightening for trainers as well as attendees.
This year has been different, and has challenged the SSC team to work out how to re-invent the course so it retains the individual attention that we feel really makes the course unique through the on-line environment.
And we feel that we have achieved that.
Therefore we are happy to announce that we will be making on-line versions of our training available in the coming months.
Please contact us for more details.
SSC joins the SynBio Powerhouse in Finland
Synthetic Biology is an important technology area that could have great potential for the sustainable green economy which is emerging in Europe and worldwide. Finland has launched support for companies and researchers in this area to maximise impact of their ideas and reduce timeframes for getting to market.
The SynBio Powerhouse https://www.synbio.fi/ is an innovation and business ecosystem to develop new products and services in the Synthetic Biology area where companies, research institutions and other supporting organisations often bringing specific skills and expertise are coming together. Cross-industry co-operation is key to giving different perspective and creating new innovative solutions to world problems. The Synbio Powerhouse also will ensure that those new products are a part of solving the world’s pollution and climate emergencies through a focus on bio and circular economy and zero-waste solutions that respect and save virgin natural resources.
Alongside the SynBio Powerhouse ecosystem there is the SynBio Growth Engine https://www.synbioge.fi/ where member companies are able to get deeply involved together in this emerging area. The large companies will be participating in a creative, supportive process to define what projects are the most interesting and to get co-creation, co-innovation projects involving SME and researchers happening across Finland and beyond to solve the big challenges and provide them rapid access to routes to market. This could even develop into a dedicated VC investment fund. All options are open!
This work has started now in 2020 and will continue as a new means of innovation, for as long as companies and problems require solutions.
Strategic Scientific Consulting have been included in Synbio Powerhouse as a partner available to provide services and expertise for market research, application preparation, creating internationalisation strategies within the SynBio Projects that are successful in obtaining funding.
Unlocking Ambition Success for TWEFDA
Support for Entrepreneurs is essential to give them additional skills and confidence and the 2nd round of the prestigious UNLOCKING AMBITION (https://www.unlockingambition.scot/) is an excellent programme. Designed for promising companies and business ideas which will help Scotland achieve its green economy ambitions it takes 40 talented founders into each cohort.
SSC are pleased to announce that TWEFDA’s Javier Dominguez has been selected as one of that elite group to develop and take forward his ES-WAVE device (which will be able to both generate and store marine renewable energy) and we take a little bit of pride in being allowed to support and assist Javier in this journey!
Good luck for the future Javier – Let’s all go GREEN and make the world a place fit for the 21st Century.
Find out more about TWEFDA's renewable energy plans at https://www.twefda.com/
If you are interested in talking to SSC about our support and assistance for applications please get in touch https://www.strategicscientific.com/contact-us
Challenges and Opportunities for the BioEconomy
Our CEO, Cait Murray-Green puts forward her opinion on the opportunity for the BioEconomy in Scotland and the challenges that are faced.
VTT work with SSC on Alternative Leather project
Strategic Scientific Consulting Finland Oy and Strategic Scientific Consulting Ltd are pleased to announce that we are working together on a project for VTT of Helsinki.
VTT are one of the main innovation research centres in Finland and this project is looking at the market potential for a new type of leather made from fungal mycelium.
This new material will be produced in an environmentally sustainable and responsible manner, cutting the carbon footprint of animal leather and providing a plant-based alternative in quantities suitable for fashion and household goods in the future.
A survey about consumer attitudes to alternative leathers is available here: