Frances Salisbury - Feb 06, 2024

Meet our Women’s Champion: Fran Salisbury

Even the most progressive firm can improve working life for women.


Simon Kiddle - Jan 02, 2024

The wonderful potential of waxworm saliva

Enzymes are able to break up plastic, opening the way for rapid..

Joseph Newcombe - Dec 19, 2023

The Royal Institution's new mission

With 1.4 million subscribers on YouTube, the organisation is finding..

Eleanor Maciver - Dec 18, 2023

Saved by the cell: taking the animals out of meat

Entrepreneur Joshua Errett is aiming to remove animals from the food..

Adam Gregory - Dec 13, 2023

‘It’s a 50% reduction in ageing’

Singapore startup VVB Bio promises a dramatic reduction in ageing via..

Eleanor Maciver - Nov 17, 2023

The polymathic Professor Michael Shaver

The maverick scientist leads the SMI Hub in Manchester. He’s bringing..

Nathan Zhang - Oct 24, 2023

After the road: how to recycle old tyres

With a billion tyres going to the scrapheap each year, the industry..

Andrew Fearnside - Aug 21, 2023

The world beyond quantum computing

Infleqtion is developing the next generation of quantum tools,..

Adam Gregory - Aug 11, 2023

VC tips for SMEs — how do VCs evaluate the value of intellectual property?

As part of a series in which we ask leading venture capitalists to..

Eliot Ward - Jul 14, 2023

The secrets of the oral microbiome

More than 700 species of bacteria live in our mouths. The mysteries..

Nick Sutcliffe - Jul 06, 2023

VC tips for SMEs — how much equity should a start-up give away in a Series A fundraising?

As part of a series in which we ask leading venture capitalists to..

Nick Sutcliffe - Jul 06, 2023

VC tips for SMEs — how to choose the right VC?

As part of a series in which we ask leading venture capitalists to..

Matthew Smith - Jun 12, 2023

Meet Ava Garside, teenage graphene innovator

Ava Garside first created her pollution sensor badge aged 12. Now..

Daniel Brodsky - May 23, 2023

Team Bath Racing Electric enters driverless car race at Silverstone

Team Bath Racing Electric is set to hit the track at Formula Student..

Anna Mudge - May 04, 2023

The allogeneic advantage

Bespoke cell therapies are expensive and time-consuming. Now..

Paul Dunne - Mar 21, 2023

Reborn! How a radical process will be able to give new life to unwanted boats

There are around a million boats in the UK and eventually they will..

Lucy Coe - Mar 17, 2023

How neurodiversity can benefit the legal profession

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis former Associate..

Eleanor Maciver - Mar 15, 2023

Mycelium, a natural wonder

In an ever more eco-aware world, Ecovative is creating foam, fashion,..

Sean Jauss - Mar 14, 2023

Trade Secrets in practice

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner and Head..

Chris Denison - Mar 06, 2023

Cheese without cows

How Better Dairy are creating products that are molecularly identical..

Alex Burns - Mar 02, 2023

Can an AI win copyright protection?

As part of our Thought Leaders series, we explore artificial..

Dan Thornton - Feb 20, 2023

The world’s toughest sports earbuds

Tom Jelliffe is the founder of ultra-durable earphones brand Tzuka...

Chris Denison - Dec 16, 2022

Podcast with Jevan Nagarajah: Cheese without cows

Jevan Nagarajah, Co-Founder and CEO of Better Dairy, joins Forward..

Andrew Fearnside - Dec 15, 2022

The state of quantum

Quantum chips are sparking into life. But what is this hardware going..

Andrew Fearnside - Dec 15, 2022

Quantum and the law

Mewburn Ellis speaks to Kaniah Konkoly-Thege, Chief Legal Officer and..

Rachel Oxley - Oct 05, 2022

AI-enabled sensor provides early warning for postpartum haemorrhage

Australian start-up Baymatob combines an array of sensors with..

Matthew Smith - Sep 13, 2022


A new process allows for the creation of conductive nanocrystals,..

James Leach - Aug 12, 2022

The firepower of Cloud Native thinking

Taylor Dolezal of the Cloud Native Computing Foundation explains why..

Robert Andrews - Aug 03, 2022

So you want to be a STEMinist

The gender imbalance in science and technology is startling. A bold..

Eliot Ward - Jul 07, 2022

Breakthrough: super fast DNA tests

A rapid bedside genetic test can screen newborn babies for a genetic..

Julie Carlisle - Jun 22, 2022

The surprising world of canine oncology

Dog cancer specialist Dr Clare Knottenbelt reveals the insights..

Simon Parry - Jun 10, 2022

Our goal is to build the world’s fastest electric car

Elizabeth Maclennan developed a love of speed at Mewburn..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - May 26, 2022

Plant-based brands: what does it take to break through?

We investigate what it takes to stand out in an increasingly crowded..

Robert Andrews - May 04, 2022

How to be a leader on Inclusion & Diversity

Mewburn Ellis is rethinking I&D from top to bottom. But what is the..

Adam Gregory - Mar 31, 2022

Podcast with Guy Heathers: Singapore's innovation community — trends and technology

Having previously spoken to Guy Heathers, Singapore biotech..

Andrew Fearnside - Mar 30, 2022

A trillion times more powerful: the race to produce the world's first quantum computer chip

Meet the British startup on the brink of winning the race to produce..

Niles Beadman - Nov 23, 2021

Inspired by nature – the microbial revolution

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Associate Niles..

Andrew Fearnside - Nov 17, 2021

Venturing ahead: helping Munich make its name in quantum tech

Christopher Trummer, managing director of the TUM Venture Lab..

Paul Dunne - Oct 27, 2021

Planet-saving partnerships: collaborating on sustainable innovation

In the race to bring forward sustainable solutions, worlds are..

Sean Jauss - Oct 11, 2021

Podcast with Nick Hounsfield, Founder, The Wave: surf's up at The Wave

We speak to Nick Hounsfield, Founder of The Wave — an inland surfing..

Sam Bailey - Oct 01, 2021

Intercalation Station: bringing new energy to battery industry reporting

This online news channel offers an insider’s viewpoint as it breaks..

Andrew Mears - Sep 21, 2021

Sensors and sensibility: Caroline Hargrove CBE eyes up the future of healthtech

Years after meeting her as another primary-school parent, Forward..

Sam Bailey - Sep 08, 2021

Could the pause in SPC-related referrals to the CJEU be permanent?

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Sam..

Sean Jauss - Aug 16, 2021

Podcast with Sean Jauss: the litigation lowdown

Sean Jauss, Head of Legal Services at Mewburn Ellis, joins Forward..

Andrew Fearnside - Jul 07, 2021

Creating qubits: Making progress with photonics

Forward spoke with Jelmer Renema of Dutch firm QuiX about why..

Adam Gregory - Jun 29, 2021

Podcast with Jim Mellon: Cellular agriculture and the new agrarian revolution

Jim Mellon, investor in innovation, entrepreneur and author, joins us..

Elizabeth Dale - Jun 28, 2021

Plastics recycling: can microwaves help us clean up our mess?

Forward asks Martin Lamb, chairman of pioneering recycler Enval,..

Rachel Oxley - Jun 28, 2021

Podcast with Dave Rigg, COO, Bombora: The power of wave energy

We speak to Dave Rigg, Chief Operating Officer at Bombora, a marine..

Jo Cripps - Jun 08, 2021

Need to Know: why your virome holds enormous value

Our bodies play host to a complex network of viruses, many of which..

Andrew Walkinshaw - May 25, 2021

Meet the material: PowerPaste

A new hydrogen-based fuel packs quite a punch, writes Kerry..

Andrew Fearnside - May 11, 2021

Creating qubits: a hot lead at ColdQuanta

Mark Saffman tells Forward why an atomic approach has all the..

Adam Gregory - Apr 19, 2021

Jim Mellon: the reluctant gradualist taking on ageing

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies learns how we might all be able..

Andrew Fearnside - Apr 15, 2021

Shock treatment: what’s behind the race to crack quantum?

As the UK begins work towards realising world-beating ambitions,..

Isobel Stone - Apr 07, 2021

Need to know: are we set for a bioprinting boom?

From refashioning foods to fabricating organs, bioprinting is the..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Mar 22, 2021

Pharma brands: what's in a name?

Pinning down a new drug name that will both catch attention and clear..

Callum McGuinn - Mar 12, 2021

Energy storage: batteries and beyond

Better storage is the key to a cleaner energy future, so what..

Robert Watson - Mar 11, 2021

Defending D-Line

From its first steps in North Shields to international stature, how..

Robert Watson - Feb 16, 2021

For UK designs, we’re entering exciting times

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Robert..

Robert Watson - Feb 05, 2021

Out of Oz: the remarkable life and times of AMP945

Bringing a new cancer treatment to the public can be a complex..

Adam Gregory - Jan 29, 2021

Conscious consumers deserve better than burgers

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Director and Co-founder of..

Joe McAlary - Jan 22, 2021

The Zoom boom: Is there a downside?

Forward: features discuss and celebrate the best of innovation and..

Matthew Smith - Jan 15, 2021

Meet the material: liquid crystal elastomer

A team at Rice University has developed a morphing material with much..

Simon Kremer - Jan 07, 2021

Save our staples: Securing the future of food

Rising global temperatures and rising populations threaten farmers’..

Frances Salisbury - Dec 02, 2020

Go with the flow: the allure of the liquid biopsy

Forward finds out how fresh technologies are providing a way to cut..

Richard Johnson - Nov 29, 2020

Deep trouble: what can happen when we can’t sleep?

It has perhaps never been harder for us to get our heads down. But..

Paul Dunne - Nov 09, 2020

Single-use plastics: Is this the last straw?

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Paul..

Andrew Mears - Oct 30, 2020

Powering the future: It takes a very SPECIFIC set of skills

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies learns how a collaborative..

Tom Furnival - Oct 06, 2020

Mixed reality: Is it the blend that will boost human wellbeing?

From simulating the evaluation of cardiovascular patients to turning..

Sam Bailey - Oct 02, 2020

Batteries: Power is nothing without control

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Sam..

Kate O'Rourke - Sep 15, 2020

Facing facts: How the rise of face coverings has brought IP risks

Forward: features discuss and celebrate the best of innovation and..

Simon Kremer - Aug 28, 2020

Growing Underground: In the pink

Forward editor Caitlin Mackesy Davies finds out why one of our best..

Paul Dunne - Aug 24, 2020

Meet the material: Robotic soft matter

Inspired by muscles and activated by light, this lifelike and..

Adam Gregory - Aug 24, 2020

Is the future of meat animal-free?

Compelling advancements in cellular science could soon see us..

Andrew Fearnside - Aug 17, 2020

Quantum computing: Why qubits have consequences for IP

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Senior Associate..

James Leach - Aug 10, 2020

Antimicrobial resistance: moving towards a targeted approach

Spectromics is working to put our existing arsenal of antibiotics to..

Simon Kiddle - Aug 07, 2020

A shore thing: eco-friendly seaweed materials

It may be a bother for sunbathers, but seaweed is a promising..

Eleanor Maciver - Aug 03, 2020

In conversation with an innovator: Daniel Solomita, CEO and Founder of Loop Industries

The CEO and founder of Loop Industries lets us in on the..

Chris Denison - Jul 21, 2020

Are functional foods worth the fuss?

Forward: features discuss and celebrate the best of innovation and..

Sean Jauss - Jul 14, 2020

String theory: how bundling IP rights strengthens bioinformatics products

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Mewburn Ellis Partner Sean..

Julie Carlisle - Jul 05, 2020

Medicine's most wanted

Will the world's most dangerous microbes soon meet their match?..

Alex Burns - Jul 01, 2020

Right to repair: could it take a bite out of e-waste?

Forward: features are independent pieces written for Mewburn Ellis..

Rachel Oxley - Jun 08, 2020

Ocean Energy - out of the blue

Long considered the poor relation of solar and wind-based solutions,..

Matthew Smith - Jun 08, 2020

Edge of discovery

New research into graphitic carbon nitride has brought a solution to..

Rebecca Anderson-Smith - Jun 05, 2020

Branding in times of crisis: It’s time to make your mark meaningful

David Benady explains why a brand based on solid values is now a..

Camille Terfve - Jun 03, 2020

Have we entered the era of the DIY superhuman?

Self-improvement products are everywhere around us, on our..

Julie Carlisle - Jun 01, 2020

Is faster drug development likely to become the “new normal?”

As part of our Thought Leaders series, Sarah Kostiuk-Smith explores..

Richard Clegg - May 14, 2020

Singapore's biotech breakthrough

From the far east to the east coast of America, the world is taking..

Paul Dunne - Apr 15, 2020

Circular economy: the solution to plastic pollution?

The ascent of plastic from its Bakelite beginnings to the workhorse..

Eliot Ward - Mar 25, 2020

Microbiome: Meet your multitude

The health and wellbeing of each of us depends upon a number of vast..

Camille Terfve - Mar 18, 2020

Bioinformatics - science's big secret

Now deeply woven into the fabric of biological research,..

Sean Jauss - Mar 11, 2020

Making Waves

I guess it isn't all that surprising that it was tricky to get Nick..

Sarah Kostiuk-Smith - Mar 06, 2020

Why 'innoversity' is an imperative

Andrea Brewster, lead executive officer at IP Inclusive, writes for..

Katherine Green - Feb 24, 2020

EPO streamlining: the opposition timeline tightens

Our analysis of patent oppositions has revealed that early action has..

Richard Johnson - Sep 06, 2019

When AI met EQ

Affective computing may be a multi-billion -dollar business, but much..

Graeme Moore - May 29, 2019

The journey of rLoop - a new technology innovation network disrupting the world of transport and IP

As a child growing up in Blackburn, near Manchester, UK, Ilyas Vali..

Frances Salisbury - Apr 15, 2019

Pioneers of precision medicine

Breakthroughs in healthcare promise a future in which the individual..