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How a Royal Society Short Industry Fellowship helped an academia-business pairing put down roots

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  • Stress the mutual benefit that your lab and the host lab will enjoy.
  • Ensure that this benefit is genuine rather than trying to force it.
  • Incorporate wider benefits to your scientific field.
  • Build other elements around the fellowship to deepen the collaboration.

Earlier this year, Antony Dodd, a biology group leader at the John Innes Centre, started a Royal Society Short Industry Fellowship to spend time working with agricultural IT company LettUs Grow. The fellowship is one element of a growing programme of collaboration between the company and Dodd’s lab.

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