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If I had one hour with John Chambers: a few tips on successful networking conversations

At Smart Tribe, we make introductions between academics and industry professionals. Through our networking platform, people find jobs and new team members, discover subject-matter experts, and partner to commercialise tech. Others simply learn from each other about science and technology or life in industry compared to academia. Still others partner in collaboration to obtain grants, …

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The one when a PhD works for a company

The worlds of academia and industry are quite different, and those within them communicate with one another differently and have vastly different goals and timelines. Yet, there are many occasions when these worlds overlap and must work together. I have been working with corporations for about 20 years in commercialising new technologies. Quite often, the …

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Say hello to PhDs and how networking finally opens up academia to build relationships with companies

My co-founder Kris Jack and I have been scratching our heads for a few months on what the best way to connect industry and academia is. There is so much untapped tech and talent coming from academia but how do we unlock that? After several months of experimenting and hundreds of feedback, our community clearly …

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From corporate career to academia in order to become a better professional in industry

Life is a constant journey with endless possibilities where being open to learning and exploring new ideas can lead to tremendous growth opportunities. However, consider that we tend to live and operate within the constraints that are placed on us, either by externalities or by ourselves, and as the saying goes, “you don’t know what …

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New Blood of Data Scientists comes from Academia

New Blood of Data Scientists comes from Academia

There are about 3 million data scientists globally and exactly the same amount of job postings every year for data scientists. However, on average, data scientists change jobs every 2 years and not every year, so 50% of these positions are left unfilled. Additionally, the demand for artificial intelligence and machine learning specialists has been …

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Transferable skills of academics revolutionise the development of a new product for companies

The CEO and co-founder of Smart Tribe, Beatrice Zatorska, spoke to Dr Shikta Das, a data scientist, epidemiologist, mentor, and keynote speaker, about the necessity of the industry understanding academics’ highly transferable skills and the positive impact of hiring more academics such as scientists in different roles across the whole organisation or companies.  Shikta has …

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How to look for a dream job in industry... when nobody is hiring

How to look for a dream job in industry… when nobody is hiring

Here at Smart Tribe, we are helping researchers transition from the academia to industry. We encourage PhD holders to find their dream jobs and work for companies they admire and wish to be involved with in devising solutions to their problems.  It is a big deal and a tremendous change for many academics who might …

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