Navigating the valley of death; Diversity as an Accelerator of Technology Adoption and Impact

I have spent a whole career in this valley. My long journey started, as many do, with deep disciplinary training in an area with translational value – in my case biophysics of colloids and liposomal drug delivery. Some set out in the valley to reap more immediate impact in application or development of an idea into something applied. In both cases, it is a classic journey fraught with risk and high in reward if you make it out. Making it out of the valley of death can take many forms but often the biggest prize for some is surviving the trek in translating ideas into technology development or commercialization. Continue reading