Dr Tom Simmons

Postdoctoral Researcher at Department of Biochemistry, University of Cambridge

Royal Society of Edinburgh Enterprise Fellow, University of Cambridge

Tom is an RSE Enterprise Fellow in the Biochemistry Department in Cambridge and a GFC Fellow in Innovation & Entrepreneurship at the World Economic Forum. His interests lie in understanding the effect of innovation and entrepreneurship on society and the economy. Particular focuses are: how innovation and entrepreneurship will affect the number and types of jobs in the economy; how to enable more inclusive entrepreneurial eco-systems; the development of new metrics for measuring the success of entrepreneurial endeavours (beyond financial success); the development of regulatory regimes than can cope with the rapid advances in science and technology; new pedagogical methodologies to better enable creative and innovative mindsets in students. Tom is co-author of a patent and has appeared as a scientific expert on Sky News and Channel 4 television. He is passionate about using scientific and technological advances to make a difference in the world.

  • 6 June 2017, 5:30pm

    Dr S T Lee Public Policy Lecture: Geoff Mulgan, Nesta

    This lecture will present examples of how the world could be more collectively intelligent about collective intelligence, and how we might avoid a widening gap between the technical achievements of artificial machine intelligence, and the actual intelligence of the systems on which our lives depend.