Elizabeth featured in Fast Company

April 4, 2012 | Posted by Team in News |

Science Exchange Co-Founder and CEO Elizabeth Iorns was profiled in Fast Company magazine, with a focus on her journey from an academic scientist to an entrepreneur.

Here is a short excerpt from the article:

FAST COMPANY: What’s wrong with how science happens today?

ELIZABETH IORNS: One thing that’s really interesting about science now is that it’s funded in a way that is quite old-fashioned. Large grants go to a single investigator, and that guy dispenses it as he sees fit, buying equipment, training students how to use it, and so on. It’s very inefficient. You could spend six months learning to do one technique, do it once for a particular experiment, and then move on and never use that technique again. It would make more sense if people collaborated efficiently, each using their specialized expertise.

You can read the full article online here.

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