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From PhD to CEO: Making An Exciting Leap Into Business with Ruth Mackey
Ever wondered what challenges you might face when not only transitioning to industry after graduation but also in setting up your own business? In this series, young European entrepreneurs share their stories of how they moved from the lab to the executive office.

In this webinar, get to know Ruth Mackey, from mBryonics, Ireland.

This series is a joint initiative of The Optical Society (OSA) and the EPS Young Minds Program. Its objective is to foster innovation & entrepreneurship amongst young physicists and providing insights into the European start-up culture.
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Ruth Mackey
Co-founder and Chief Science Officer @Mbryonics
Ruth Mackey, is Co-founder and Chief Science Officer at Mbryonics, a company that specializes in free space laser communication and integrated photonics systems for the space sector. Ruth trained in laser physics at Heriot-Watt University and went on to do a PhD in Adaptive Optics at NUI Galway. She and her brothers founded Mbryonics in 2014 to bring breakthrough science to market using advanced engineering and manufacturing of optics and photonics technologies. Based in Ireland, the company now operates with partners around the world designing and building infrastructure for the next generation of satellite communications.