Tech-X co-founders John Cary and Svetlana Shasharina reflect on how the firm developed its specialism
I'm the industry editor at Physics World. I write about applied physics research, edit Physics World's Focus series of reports on physics-based industries, and generally "fly the flag" for the practical and commercial side of physics within the Physics World team. I joined Physics World in 2008, shortly after completing my PhD in experimental atomic physics at Durham University, but I’m not from these parts originally: I grew up in Kansas and did my undergraduate degree in the US. Aside from industry physics, I'm interested in science policy and every now and then I get nostalgic about soldering circuits and fiddling around with lasers. Outside work I enjoy hiking, reading about history and becoming less incompetent at karate.
Executives from Airbus, Bell Labs, IBM, ID Quantique and venture-capital firm Elaia Partners share their views on basic research