Gemma Milne

Science & Technology Writer

Gemma is a freelance writer, focusing on biotech, energy, space, health, advanced computing and changing the way we do academic research. She has bylines in Forbes, Quartz, BBC, The Guardian, and many others. She particularly focuses on the cultural effects of technological and scientific advancements and ponders how we can best use these technologies and inventions as a society. Gemma is currently writing her first book, ‘Smoke & Mirrors: How Hype Obscures the Future and How to See Past It’, which will be published in April 2020 by Little, Brown.

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.

Gemma is an Expert Advisor for the European Commission, specialising in health, biotech and space, an Innovate UK Assessor, and is one of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers. She is also an advisor to SXSW and to the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences.

Gemma is an International speaker having delivered keynotes at SXSW, TEDx, WPP Stream, Cannes Lions and Dubai Lynx, and is always keen to engage in lively debate around the topics she is set to tackle.

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