Gemma Milne

Gemma Milne


Gemma is a Scottish creative science nerd obsessed with tech, design, Irn Bru and pi. She is a Writer & Podcaster, Forbes contributor and freelance writer for The Guardian, Singularity Hub, The Drum, Adweek, Imperica & Ogilvydo, covering science, tech, culture and politics.

Gemma is also Co-Founder of Science: Disrupt – an organisation connecting the innovators, iconoclasts & entrepreneurs intent on creating change in science. Science: Disrupt produces podcasts, events and editorial, and has brought together a large community (both on and off-line) of brilliant thinkers and do-ers. They focus on biotech, energy, space, health, advanced computing & changing the way we do academic research.

Gemma is an International speaker having delivered keynotes at SXSW, TEDx, WPP Stream, Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx and works with the World Economic Forum as one of their Global Shapers.

Gemma is currently training for her pilot’s license and previously, she was the Tech Innovation Strategist at Ogilvy Labs.

Photo credit: George Gottlieb

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This is CRACKING. Well worth 7 minutes of your time. Amazing work by @mollycrabapple, @AOC and the rest of @theintercept team. Left me feeling optimistic, and ready to get going with it πŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺπŸ’ͺ #GreenNewDeal

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Another opp I can't fit in that I wanted to pass on: the folks at @Nurvv are looking for a Freelance copywriter for 3-4 days/week for the next few weeks. They are open to remote. If you're interested, bust your availability and rates to!

Check out the latest from @sciencedisrupt to catch my thoughts on @OpenTrons_, #community, #robots, and #openscience! πŸ€–βš—πŸ”¬

We're chatting about innovation, the modern lab, and ways to bring more stakeholders into biotech so we can build a better, more equitable future πŸŽ‰

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β€œYou set out to connect people, and you’re refusing to acknowledge that the same technology is driving us apart” @carolecadwalla addressing the giants of Silicon Valley, directly, on the stage at TED, is an absolutely heroic move.

πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘ β€œLet’s all help to rebuild Notre Dame, at the same time, where we can, let’s work on rebuilding the bonds of community and bridging the divides between rich and poor... What’s the point of such beautiful places if they don’t inwardly mean anything?”

I’m all for the arts being given more money, but comparing it to the industry that feeds us (and not linking the report - which was written by the Arts Council - so we can try to work out how the comparison was made) seems a bit off

In this episode supported by @digitalsci we spoke w/ @aabisawyer, Digital Editor of @MyBioTechniques, @bethanwolfenden, Co-Founder of @theBentoLab, @SexyLikeMeiosis, Director of Strategic Initiatives at @OpenTrons_, @aloktayi, Co-Founder of @TetraScience

Tell me again that there is no far right in this country. Tell me again that I am wrong to call it out. Britain's proudest moment in history was helping to defeat fascism. We now have to confront this ideology of hate again.

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Well this is glorious.

A few weeks ago - when I and the team was dashing around the country running AWESOME #TuringWay workshops - @eLife published this point of view article that I wrote with Daphne Ezer @RegulatoryNet based on an AMAZING workshop we ran in October of last year

✨Jobs Ahoy✨
I'm helping Backed VC source awesome recruits for their portfolio company vacancies, and there are loads on offer - would love to put some of you lovely lot forward! If you're interested in any of them, shoot me a DM if any are sparking joy!

If you haven't read this yet, it's really well done


Freelancers talk a lot about how to find an interesting angle of a widely covered story.

This is a perfect example of how to side-door into something covered to death. So informative and surprising!

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This was such a fun chat with @charlesfracchia for @sciencedisrupt - turns out it’s also a fab Sunday afternoon listen, just saying... πŸ€“

This!! Very well said @afuahirsch and @richardosman