Bruce Lynn Awarded Royal Society Entrepreneur In Residence at UCL
The Royal Society has announced its recipients of its Entrepreneur In Residence Awards which includes Bruce Lynn in residence at UCL. The Society describes the scheme:
“The Entrepreneurs join a growing network in universities and research institutes across the UK, helping translate cutting-edge research into industrial success. Alongside their host institution, the award holders will develop projects that build the entrepreneurial skills of staff and students, as well as their understanding of the scientific challenges being tackled in the innovation sector.”
The primary focus for Lynn’s EIR work will be in supporting the commercial focus of the Centre for Medical Image Computing (CMIC) at UCL in concert with the EIS sponsor, Prof. Daniel Alexander. Emerging computational technology, including AI, and longer established physics-based methods, particularly in MRI, applied to clinical images can provide radiologists with quantitative readouts enabling radiological reports with previously unattainable accuracy, certainty, timeliness and consistency. The joint initiative will focus on driving these innovations out of the laboratory and into clinical practice.
“I look forward to building on my previous collaborative work with UCL supporting SmartTarget and Queen Square Analytics in their commercialization of UCL-developed innovation to find ways to expand and enhance further technology translation into industry which can benefit the patients and healthcare professionals.”
Prof. Alexander commented”:
"Commercialisation is a key mechanism for turn our academic excellence into impact. We are very excited to have Bruce as our Entrepreneur in Residence for the year and look forward to realising, with his help, the great potential of the technologies we develop to benefit patients, the NHS, and health in general."