Enabling research for development: Indonesia

Low investment in research and development (R&D) remains a challenge in low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Indonesia, for instance, spends less than 0.1% of its GDP on R&D.  A new grant scheme, the Indonesian Science Fund (ISF), was launched earlier this year to encourage more research in priority areas such as biotechnology. The ISF has at its disposal almost 80 billion IDR (about 60 million USD) to fund around 200 multi-year research grants. The key message of this initiative is clear: good research is key to successful development of useful applications and inventions that can contribute to…Read more

BioBeat Movers and Shakers & BioBeat16

This year’s BioBeat 50 Movers and Shakers in BioBusiness has just been released and among them are a bevy of leading women in biotech with strong connections to GBR, including: Kate Bingham (GapSummit 2014 Speaker) Jackie Hunter, CBE (GapSummit 2016 Speaker) Emma Sceats (GapSummit 2016 Speaker) And our own Ipshita Mandal, President and Co-Founder of GBR. The full list of this year's Movers and Shakers can be found here. BioBeat was founded in 2012 by Miranda Weston-Smith, with support from the Cambridge Judge Business School Entrepreneurship Centre. It provides a platform for biotech…Read more

Q&A: Philip Hemme, CEO of Labiotech.eu – the Start-up that’s Refreshing Europe’s Biotech

Philip Hemme (@PhilipHemme) is the Co-Founder and CEO of GBR's partner organisation Labiotech.eu. Recently, we had a chance to do a short Q&A with Philip to find out how Labiotech is helping to improve the European Biotech scene: Q: Firstly, what is Labiotech and what inspired you to found it? Philip: Labiotech.eu is Europe’s leading digital media for Biotech. We cover the industry extensively with over 20 news stories per week and we have over 40,000 visitors monthly. My partner Joachim and I started this venture out of a personal frustration. We were studying…Read more

Global Biotech Revolution C.I.C. announces our partnership with One Nucleus

Global Biotech Revolution C.I.C. (GBR) is pleased to announce our partnership with One Nucleus to co-promote each organisation’s upcoming events for the benefit of the UK’s biotechnology sector. One Nucleus is a membership organisation for international life science and healthcare companies. Based in Cambridge and London UK, the heart of Europe’s largest life science and healthcare cluster; One Nucleus’s mission is to maximise the global competitiveness of their members. “We are very happy to partner with a leading industry organisation such as One Nucleus” said Ipshita Mandal, President of GBR. “We want to provide young bio-leaders…Read more

The Leadership Gap

Young, brilliant scientists, highly trained, curious minds, in positions that allow them to experiment and research - is that going to be enough for success in the future?  Probably not as even those with the most highly developed, leading edge skills and knowledge are unlikely to make the difference that is required without the appropriate leadership behaviours.  Making that difference is not just about discovering scientific breakthroughs but is also about challenging the status quo of the establishments and fostering a new way of working. When new in role and junior in the…Read more