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Iain Gillespie joins the Forum as a Visiting Fellow


Iain Gillespie, formerly Head of Science & Technology Policy Division Directorate for Science, Technology and Industry, OECD and now a Consultant, is a familiar face at the Genomics Forum having served as a member of the Forum advisory board since its creation.

During October and November 2011 Iain is spending seven week as a Bright Ideas visiting research fellow at the Forum working on the re-launch of a non-profit consultancy.

The Innovation Partnership is targeted at advising emerging and developing countries on achieving innovation through the life sciences. The consultancy will in particular be advising on the use of collaborative models for intellectual property exploitation (so-called knowledge markets) within the bio-economy and on strong user involvement and training of developing country experts. Together with collaborators in McGill, Toronto and other Canadian institutions, Iain will be looking to draw from the experience of Network staff, and to establish a model based on good practice.

While in Edinburgh Iain also plans to work with colleagues both in the Forum and Innogen, contribute to publications on industrial and food biotechnology, and seek opportunities for developing stronger links with Scottish Enterprise around innovation and society based broadly on genomics.

To learn more please join us at:

Collaborative research and knowledge markets in the life sciences - accelerating and globalising innovation

A public seminar presented by Iain Gillespie at the Genomics Forum, on Thursday 17 November 2011 from 3.30pm.

Attendance is Free but please register for this event by contacting: forum@genomicsnetwork.ac.uk or tel: 0131 651 4747

Further information is also available from Collaborative Mechanisms for Intellectual Property Management in the Life Sciences, OECD 2011


Bright Ideas Programme