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From PhD to CEO: Making An Exciting Leap Into Business with Ruth Mackey

20 May 2021 15:00 - 16:00

Amsterdam, Berlin, Bern, Rome, Stockholm, Vienna (UTC + 01:00)

Ever wondered what challenges you might face when not only transitioning to industry but also when setting up your own business? In this webinar series, young European entrepreneurs share their stories of how they moved from the lab to the executive office. Register for this one to hear about Ruth Mackey's story about mBryonics.

This series is a joint initiative of The Optical Society (OSA) and the EPS Young Minds Program. Its objective is to foster innovation & entrepreneurship amongst young physicists and providing insights into the European start-up culture.


Meet the Speaker, Ruth Mackey:








Ruth Mackey is Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Mbryonics, a company that specializes in free space laser communication and integrated photonics systems for the space sector.  Ruth trained in laser physics at Heriot-Watt University and went on to do a PhD in Adaptive Optics at NUI Galway. She and her brothers founded Mbryonics in 2014 to bring breakthrough science to market using advanced engineering and manufacturing of optics and photonics technologies. Based in Ireland, the company now operates with partners around the world designing and building infrastructure for the next generation of satellite communications.

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