Podcast: Entrepreneurship special

In this edition: We mark Imperial Enterprise Month with women entrepreneurs and leaders, plus advice for making businesses playful.

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News: Alternatives to statins and dinosaur demise - We discover a new class of drugs that could lower cholesterol in people unable to take statins, and find out that the dinosaurs were thriving before the deadly asteroid strike.

Agents for Change - Can six months of leadership training for women make a difference in the local community? We meet one participant of the Agents for Change programme based in our White City campus and hear how it has transformed her life.

Better bone casts - We speak to Suchaya Mahuttanatan, the winner of this year’s WE Innovate programme for women entrepreneurs, who was inspired by her Dad breaking his arm when she was young. She created a new type of cast that is breathable, washable and easy to apply - making breaking bones less of a burden.

The Playful Entrepreneur - Play is an essential way we learn about the world around us, but how can it be harnessed for entrepreneurship? In a new book , Imperial VP Innovation David Gann explores how noble behaviours - ambition, fortitude, craft and grace - can help businesses thrive through playfulness.

The podcast is presented by Gareth Mitchell, a lecturer on Imperial’s MSc Science Communication course and the presenter of Click Radio on the BBC World Service, with contributions from our roving reporters in the Research Communications group.

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Joanna Wilson
Communications and Public Affairs

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Email: joanna.wilson [at] imperial.ac (p) uk

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Gareth Mitchell
School of Professional Development

Tel: +44 (0)20 7594 8766
Email: g.mitchell [at] imperial.ac (p) uk

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Deborah Evanson
Communications and Public Affairs

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Hayley Dunning
Communications and Public Affairs

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Email: h.dunning [at] imperial.ac (p) uk

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Next-generation washable cast for broken limbs wins WE Innovate top prize

’Playful entrepreneurs’ showcase innovations, as new book rethinks work culture

New cholesterol-lowering drug could help patients unable to take statins

Dinosaurs were thriving before asteroid strike that wiped them out