Stories From Science

Ep 3 - The Billion Dollar Science Question: Stephen Bennington from Krino Partners



Hollywood doesn't do science many favours, playing fast and loose with the facts, letting the imagination run wild, or - worse - reinforcing stereotypes about the lone genius in the lab. The reality is rather different and the journey to successfully commercialisation of a new idea or concept is often not about the idea at all - in fact it can be about anything but. Professor Stephen Bennington went from one of the world's biggest research facilities to the world of science and tech spin-outs. In 2011 he founded hydrogen storage company Cella Energy, and his experiences of the highs and lows on the cutting edge of science commercialisation makes him a compelling - and candid - guide in answering the billion dollar question: how do you make money from science?