The Enterprise Sessions

Inspiring conversations,
personal stories, cutting-edge ideas

Leading the way

The Enterprise Sessions bring together a diverse mix of company founders and researchers who talk openly about their experiences forming spin-outs and start-ups, raising capital, building academic-industry partnerships and translating research discoveries into real-world impact.

Each episode aims to inform, inspire and challenge myths and stereotypes about research commercialisation and how businesses and universities can work together to tackle society's biggest challenges. 

Latest episode

Social Justice and Bridging Histories with Dr Joanna Burch-Brown

What can we learn from our history to make positive changes for the future?

Professor Michele Barbour investigates this question with Dr Joanna Burch-Brown, Senior Lecturer in Philosophy, Co-Chair of the Bristol Histories Commission, and Co-Director of Bridging Histories. Joanna talks about her work to celebrate diversity, empower people, and foster a sense of collective heritage.


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Meet our host

Professor Michele Barbour is the Associate Pro Vice-Chancellor for Enterprise and Innovation at the University of Bristol, working to enhance, grow and promote the University’s interactions with business and industry.

Michele is also Professor of Biomaterials at the University of Bristol. She leads a research group and undergraduate biomaterials education within Bristol Dental School and is the academic founder of Pertinax Pharma – a spinout company specialising in novel biomaterials for the prevention and treatment of bacterial infection.

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