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Getting ready for the waste revolution

Ellie Wolverson on 2019-10-18

Waste. Rubbish. Trash. Whatever you wish to name it, it litters the everyday landscape of our lives. Its ubiquitous presence flickers on the edges of our consciousness whether strolling down London streets, picnicking on beaches, or meandering through national parks. And this is simply the waste we can see. Even ‘pristine’ areas of wilderness have not been left untouched by the ramifications of anthropogenic activities,...

Control your digital presence and harness the vitality of web-based communication

Siona Wu-Murphy on 2019-10-10

A big part of my job is to bridge the gap between our portfolio companies and the markets they serve. I speak with potential customers on a daily basis about a particular novel technology and the possible value it can unlock; I have found that a large part of successful commercialisation and deal making is in the effective presentation and communication of the product, solution, or service. If it is worth putting in days of preparation...

A final week at RIG

Eliza Scott on 2019-10-07

Six weeks working at RIG have flown by, which I imagine is unusual for a first experience of professional life. My introduction to the work environment has given me a new range of knowledge, from making use of excel keyboard shortcuts, through to understanding how to use the office buzzer. I also learned how to write as fast as humanly possible while making call notes verbatim. LinkedIn and CrunchBase have become loves of mine. I...

Egg-laying and milk-giving wool-pig

James Evangelou on 2019-09-24

Idioms don’t always translate well across different languages and cultures, but I thought this particular German phrase was a visceral and compelling image as a warning to early-stage companies not to be “all things to all people.”...

From electricity metering to cookie cutters

Ffion Rolph on 2017-10-26

A common trope in the smart buildings and energy efficiency technology space is that there is no cookie cutter approach to effectively manage energy in buildings. It’s a statement that speaks to the myriad of factors that can affect how individual buildings operate and how one technology solution does not fit all sizes....