Dr Millicent Stone has been awarded a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence Fellowship to work with the Centre of Therapeutic Innovation.

Dr Stone is one of the leading rheumatologists in the UK, who also has an impressive track record both of impactful academic research and of entrepreneurial activity. Millicent is the Founder and CEO of iOWNA (https://iowna.com) an award-winning company that is dedicated to helping people live longer and healthier lives through digital platforms that engage patients in a real-time two-way information exchange with healthcare professionals. To date, this has provided 80-90% savings on nursing time and as such

Dr Stone has a significant translational research track record across multiple academic institutions alongside a background as a practising clinician that provides end-to-end expertise in therapeutics development and deployment. The new Royal Society Felllowship will allow Dr Stone to work closely with the Centre for Therapeutic Innovation (CTI) research team.

Dr Stone’s deep expertise in delivering novel digital communication tools for investigator-led research will allow a step-change in accelerating CTI’s progress towards its core mission of improving healthcare. Better interconnectivity both within CTI and with complimentary departments across the University will generate and embed an enhanced, sustainable therapeutic innovation environment, that will draw more collaborative talent to the Centre both in industrial and academic partnerships. Millicent has exceptional industry connections that can help guide and mentor teams at the CTI towards the commercial potential of their projects.

Dr Stone said “I’m honoured to receive this prestigious award from the Royal Society and excited to start working with the Centre of Therapeutic. Innovation to bring entrepreneurship into the heart of the centre

Professor Larijani, Director of CTI said “It is a great honour to have Dr Millicent Stone as the Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence of the Centre for Therapeutic Innovation. With this very prestigious award to Millicent Stone, we aim to enhance innovation opportunities across the University and enhance considerably funding for CTI and thus innovative impact for the University of Bath.

Professor Steve Ward, co-Deputy Director of CTI added “Millicent held was a Clinical Reader in Pharmacy & Pharmacology between 2006 and 2013. It’s remarkable that a chance meeting in the Richmond Arms pub last summer has resulted in this prestigious and very timely award to enable Millient’s return to the University. Millicent will develop an advanced digital communication tool that will assist with research and provide a roadmap for the growth of CTI’s innovation ecosystem

Dr Stone will take up her appointment as Entrepreneur in Residence in January 2024.

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