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Finding a Good Problem to Solve

Tuesday, November 28th 2017

Add to calendar 2017-11-28 12:00:00 2017-11-28 14:00:00 UTC Finding a Good Problem to Solve

Finding a good problem to focus your research on or build a start-up around is a challenge and can greatly influence your success and growth potential. What is a good problem and how to find one? How to make sure that it is a problem that you can tackle?

This talk is for researchers and entrepreneurs looking to solve real-world problems through their work.

Free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you are not based at Guy’s Campus and would find it difficult to attend at lunchtime, we will also live stream the seminar on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KCLInnovationForum/

Speaker Profile:

Ana Florescu

Ana is Head of Good Problems at Science Practice, a research and design studio based in London.

The Good Problems Team works with funding organisations, investors and philanthropists that want to take a problem-led approach to their funding. They help them identify and prioritise real problems in need of solutions and design appropriate ways to incentivise innovation. The Team has designed over 30 challenge prizes and funding calls, including the £10M Longitude Prize for a diagnostic test to help reduce the misuse of antibiotics.

Prior to joining Science Practice, Ana worked at Nesta where she researched emerging technologies and trends in social venture incubation. She also helped organise a number of Start-up Weekend hackathons and ran an 8-week pre-accelerator programme for entrepreneurs in London.

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12:00 – 14:00 (GMT)

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Finding a good problem to focus your research on or build a start-up around is a challenge and can greatly influence your success and growth potential. What is a good problem and how to find one? How to make sure that it is a problem that you can tackle?

This talk is for researchers and entrepreneurs looking to solve real-world problems through their work.

Free lunch and refreshments will be provided.

If you are not based at Guy’s Campus and would find it difficult to attend at lunchtime, we will also live stream the seminar on our Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/KCLInnovationForum/

Speaker Profile:

Ana Florescu

Ana is Head of Good Problems at Science Practice, a research and design studio based in London.

The Good Problems Team works with funding organisations, investors and philanthropists that want to take a problem-led approach to their funding. They help them identify and prioritise real problems in need of solutions and design appropriate ways to incentivise innovation. The Team has designed over 30 challenge prizes and funding calls, including the £10M Longitude Prize for a diagnostic test to help reduce the misuse of antibiotics.

Prior to joining Science Practice, Ana worked at Nesta where she researched emerging technologies and trends in social venture incubation. She also helped organise a number of Start-up Weekend hackathons and ran an 8-week pre-accelerator programme for entrepreneurs in London.

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