Our work cultivating a biotech network in San Diego has attracted a lot of attention. When I travel, or on social media, I tell people how our group has a real ‘energy’ which is fueled by the combination of online and face-to-face interactions. I met the folks from Nexxus Scotland, a group that was launched in 2003 with similar ideals to the SDBN. They asked me to write a summary of our network for their quarterly newsletter which you can access here. Check out the Nexxus site and what they’re doing in Scotland–we both share strong ties to our academic heritage. They’ve also been around longer than us, and I think we can learn from their success.
We’ve also had interest from other regions who have a keen interest in interacting with us. Luke Timmerman mentioned great synergies that can exist between biotech hubs at their recent event. What do you think about forging stronger relationships with other hubs, and how could we facilitate these interactions?
We Scots are a friendly bunch, always happy to talk to and work with people around the world. Do contact us if you are looking for collaborations or need contacts in Europe.
I would like to echo Fiona’s comments and wish all of the SDBN members a successful and happy 2010.
I am the Director of Nexxus and would be pleased to assist any members of the community in developing contacts in Scotland and Europe. My email is firstname.lastname@example.org on telephone +44 (0)141 330 5381.