Our new webinar series will explore the culture and attitudes around entrepreneurship in the environmental science sector. Over the coming months, we will hear from a range of successful entrepreneurs, who have pioneered innovated and grown businesses in the sector. Our speakers will share their experiences and discuss key challenges and opportunities they faced when establishing their businesses.
More broadly, the series will attempt to explore how prevalent the entrepreneurial spirit is within environmental science and will challenge the viewpoint that innovation only comes from engineers and product designers, not scientists. It will also explore the skills environmental scientists need to become successful entrepreneurs.
Our first speaker
Will Pope, CEO of Microbial Solutions Limited and Vice President of the IES, has a wealth of experience, leadership and expertise gained from senior roles within industry, the NHS and academia. Some would categorise him as a serial entrepreneur, having started up, developed or grown, and then successfully exited six businesses, achieving impressive exit multipliers. His past companies have won numerous innovation and technology awards.
As our first speaker to open the series, he will provide a retrospective insight into his extensive experience as an entrepreneur in environmental science.
All our webinars are free for IES members.