Research by the L'Oréal Foundation and OpinionWay has found that female scientists still have a way to go in terms of being equal in the eyes of the British public. We took a look at the obstacles that have previously kept female scientists at bay, and how they are viewed today.
Leadership: it is rocket science, says OPP principal consultant Kate Lyne – who argues that businesses are ecosystems full of interconnected parts.
Realeyes, the London-based emotion recognition company which identifies facial expressions and feelings of consumers, has hired a US government scientist to fill the role of data chief.
The British government has injected £18m into medical SMEs to support healthcare innovations in an attempt to “improve or save lives and boost the UK's productivity”.
Ikon Science has dubbed itself the “present and future of geoprediction”. The company, which was found in 2001, develops innovative technologies in collaboration with its clients – as well as leading global universities and research centres.
Labour politician Chi Onwurah, who has worked for 20 years in a male-dominated sector as a chartered electrical engineer, said the mayor of London made a mistake in defending comments made by Nobel laureate Tim Hunt.
Tim Hunt, winner of the Nobel Prize in 2001, has offered a somewhat confused apology for recent remarks made about his “trouble with girls” in labs, while maintaining he had “meant to be honest”.
A lack of science, technology, engineering and maths skills are already holding back economic growth and this will only get worse if we don’t energise the next generation. But a recent CBI report reveals the shocking obstacles that primary schools and teachers have to overcome if they are to inspire future generations of scientists and engineers.
Britain has a long and proud history of developing world-changing innovations, from the splitting of the atom to the discovery of penicillin. Royal Mail has attempted to show British innovation and engineering at its best by launching the 'Inventive Britain' stamp set. They will feature images depicting inventions that Royal Mail believes has made the most difference in history.
Oliver's Travels is luxury holiday and wedding company, which now claims to provide the perfect weather on couples' big days through its “cloud-bursting service”.
In June 2014, the Chancellor George Osborne set out plans to make a “Northern powerhouse”. This was in part due to the latest Autumn Statement revealing that employment in the three months to September in northern regions increased by 2.6 per cent, 0.3 per cent higher than the national average. This spoke volumes about the north being one of the centres driving economic growth.
Sitting down to lunch with the CEO and founder of Precious Cells Group, a private firm for banking stem cells, I was greeted by the watery-eyed, modest figure of Dr. Husein Salem.