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 “Commercialisation culture”

– webinar with Dr Robert Langer

Robert Langer Portrait

Edinburgh Innovations is delighted to host a webinar with Dr Robert Langer, the internationally acclaimed Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) scientist and entrepreneur, on Wednesday 4 November 2020 at 3pm. Join us to hear Dr Langer share his experiences and talk about the drive that has led to his unequalled success as an academic and inventor.

Date: 04 November, 3pm


During this one-hour webinar, Dr Langer will:

  • offer best practice advice for instilling a positive commercialisation culture at universities
  • cover innovative routes to engagement and barriers to entry
  • discuss the value of specialist support

He will also be available for a short Q&A and discussion session at the end of the webinar.

Speaker: Dr Robert Langer

Dr Langer has received more than 220 major awards, including the Charles Stark Draper Prize, considered the equivalent of the Nobel Prize for engineers, and two United States National Medals: in Science and in Technology and Innovation. He has the highest h-index – the standard measure of research impact – of any engineer in history.

The Langer Lab at MIT, the biggest biomedical engineering lab in the world, works at the interface of biotechnology and materials science, with a focus on the development of polymers to deliver drugs continuously at controlled rates and for prolonged periods.

Dr Langer has more than 1,400 issued and pending patents worldwide and he has founded or co-founded more than 30 companies.

Major Awards

companies founded and co-founded

h-index (the highest of any engineer in history)

patents issued and pending worldwide

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