The Gaitherin

31 October 2017

Glasgow & Clyde Valley

Venue: 20 Trongate, Glasgow

Time: 08:00

The Gaitherin is a regular meet-up of Glasgow's entrepreneurs and academic researchers; a forum where business challenges can be shared, where new research outputs can be showcased, and where new ideas for collaboration can be forged. Glasgow's research covers quantum technologies, alternative energy, biotechnology, stratified medicine, data science and a whole host of other areas; there is no single technical focus at the Gaitherin - the most interesting ideas emerge from hearing about something new. 

The next Gaitherin will take place on October 31st, and will feature the usual opportunity for entrepreneurs and academic researchers to pitch their work to one another. If you would like to see how you could innovate in your business based on Glasgow's research or if you'd like to see what Glasgow's entrepreneurial minds could do with your research, get in touch with thegaitherin@gla.ac.uk to register for a pitch slot. 

October's event will also feature a discussion on Storytelling in Business, with contributions from our partners at Glasgow School of Art. Creative writing and the art of drawing might seem a world away from the cut and thrust of doing business, but whether you are pitching to investors, articulating your product or service to consumers, or turning complex, dry data into compelling narratives, creativity, colour and flair can be the difference between success and failure.

Steve Love, from the Glasgow School of Art will be joining us to talk 'rich pictures' and how this technique might be put to work in your business.

So if you're interested in sharing your latest research advance in anything from synthetic biology to plasma technology, or in learning more about how business-university collaborations work, we’ll see you at Tontine!