Life Science for Good: Speeding the Convergence of Impact and Profit

Fellowship Event


University of Edinburgh

  • Health & wellbeing
  • Fellowship
  • Technology

Come along to this Fellow-led panel discussion and pitching competition on social impact in the life sciences and healthcare.

Start-up organisations in the life sciences and healthcare industries have traditionally focused entirely on progressing products to market and generating a financial return for investors. However, a new movement is emerging that equally value generating positive social impact whilst earning a financial return. Although socially conscious business models have gained significant mainstream attention in other sectors, the idea of employing ‘profit with purpose’ structures to advance high-risk and costly R&D in these industries remains largely untested.

Join in a stimulating discussion around this issue and participate to create actionable insights into how Scotland can lead a paradigm shift towards socially impactful entrepreneurship in life sciences.

As well as a panel conversation with influential members of the life sciences and healthcare start-up community, start-ups will have the opportunity to present and promote their technology with a socially conscious angle. The winner will receive a cash award of £500. Find out more about more about pitching here and apply using this form.

Following the event, there will be drinks and an opportunity to meet and discuss with like-minded people.

Let's start a movement and shift the paradigm! 

This event is free to attend but please register your attendance through the link at the top of the page. 

If you have any questions, please contact [email protected]

Location: University of Edinburgh Business School Auditorium, 29 Buccleuch Pl. Edinburgh EH8 9JS 

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