#165 – Dr Becky Sage, CEO, Interactive Scientific (VR & AR Collaborative Learning)
Welcome to the next episode of The Voctech Podcast: learning continued series, a new show from the makers of The Edtech Podcast, supported by Ufi Charitable Trust and Ufi Ventures. You can follow the conversation using #voctechpodcast and #voctech.
What’s in this episode?
In this weeks VocTech Series episode, on collaborative drug discovery through VR and AR, we speak to Becky Sage, CEO at Interactive Scientific.
Becky is a woman of many talents and is also an actress & award-winning gymnast! We chat about the long-haul marathon race of being an entrepreneur, the role of upbringing in work ethics, and different ways of developing scientific understanding.
Sophie Bailey is the Founder and Presenter of The Edtech Podcast
Sophie is the founder of the iTunes new and noteworthy, The Edtech Podcast. The mission of The Edtech Podcast is to improve the dialogue between ‘ed’ and ‘tech’ for better innovation, through storytelling. The podcast is downloaded 2000+ times a week, from over 145 countries with the UK, US & Aus in the top 3. Sophie is a mentor and advisor within the edtech community. If she’s not interviewing a University Lecturer, School Leader, Ex-Angry Bird, NGO, or Investor about education innovation, she’s chasing her son around the park or binge-reading Homo Deus. Twitter: @podcastedtech
Dr Becky Sage has led Interactive Scientific during the development of iSci’s Molecular Innovation platform. At Interactive Scientific Ltd they create immersive digital tools for science enterprise and training. Their products use the best in digital design and innovative approaches to enable people with challenges in science to solve their problems with computational tools. Fifteen years of working in science research, education and business has led her to be named a Maserati 100 innovator and winner of the InFocus Women in Innovation award. In addition to running the company Becky is a keen gymnast and actress, winning the Adult British Championships in gymnastics in 2017 and 2018. Twitter: @Becky_sage
Quotes from this episode
References from this week’s episode
- Becky Sage Twitter @becky_sage
- Interactive Scientific Website
- Interactive Scientific LinkedIn
- infocus Women in Innovation award
- Finalist in the HSBC Forward Ladies award
- Finalist in the WISE Women in Science Tech Startups awards
- Becky Sage Instagram @ gymnast_becky_sage
- Aly Raisman
- Angela McFarlane
- Barbican Battle of Ideas
- Royal Society of Chemistry
- Oxford University
- Richard Price
- Richard Price Podcast Episode #161
- Tim Ferriss
- TEDx Bristol
- We The Curious, Bristol
- Nano Simbox
- Collaboration with Oracle and the University of Bristol
- Book – Transcription (Kate Atkinson)
- Book – Blitzscaling (Reid Hoffman)
- Book – Solve for Happy
- Terrence Higgins Trust
Thank you to Ufi Charitable Trust & Ufi Ventures
Ufi Charitable Trust Our aim is to help improve vocational skills in the UK’s workforce by funding digital solutions for vocational learning. We only fund activity that is ‘scalable’ through technology, ie projects that use digital methods to widen access to vocational learning. While digital learning solutions are potentially open to all, we are especially keen to assist digital projects which involve post school age vocational learners that have failed to be engaged by the education system. https://www.ufi.co.uk/ Contact; email@example.com, Head of Communications, Ufi Charitable Trust
Ufi Ventures offers early stage ventures finance and support that draws on the depth of Ufi’s experience in developing digital technologies for skills needed for work. We can invest from £150,000 up to £1m as equity or debt into early stage companies who share our mission and meet our investment criteria. We are keen to collaborate and co-invest with other value-aligned investors interested in the opportunity presented by the changing nature of work and skills. https://www.ufi.co.uk/ufi-ventures Contact; firstname.lastname@example.org
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