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