Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence

The School of Physics and Astronomy is delighted to welcome Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne, Founder of Genius Foods Ltd as our Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence.

For the next two years, Lucinda will spend one day a week helping physicists to think more broadly about the applications of their research, to encourage entrepreneurial thinking and improve links to those in business, particularly in the food industry.  Lucinda will be based within the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership.

Lucinda commented:

I am thrilled and honoured to be appointed Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence for the School of Physics and Astronomy. I look forward to working with its staff, researchers and students to create a culture that embraces entrepreneurial activity and collaborations within the school, the University and industry.

Professor Arthur Trew, Head of the School of Physics and Astronomy reported:

I am extremely pleased to welcome Lucinda to the School. We already have a number of successful examples of Knowledge Exchange: Wide-Field Astronomy Unit and Lockheed Martin; PPT and Intel; and the Edinburgh Complex Fluids Partnership, but such projects will become even more important through funding initiatives such as the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund.  Over the next couple of months she will be talking to people around the School and at the Higgs Centre for Innovation.