MEET DR HARRY SINGER, SINGER INSTRUMENTS

Q: Can you tell us a little about your business?

For over 80 years Singer Instruments have been dedicated to making instrumentation to make lab research easier. Biology holds the key to Singer Instruments’ generation’s greatest challenges, including climate change, renewable energy, and feeding a growing population. Singer Instruments have created innovative robotics to speed up the research process.

Q: What makes Singer Instruments special?

A: Biology holds the key to Singer Instruments’ generation’s greatest challenges, including climate change, renewable energy, and feeding a growing population. Our main unique selling point is the ease-of-use and reliability, maximising the use of advanced technology, science and some of the greatest minds in the background, and we plan to continue this in the future.

Q: What attracted you to the programme, particularly as an already-established business?

A: We have a healthy mixture of excitement and trepidation about being invited to the programme! One of our internal mantras is: Use all the brains you’ve got, and all you can borrow. The Somerset Catalyst team look like a great bunch of brains to be borrowing from!

Q: What are your business goals for the next 6-12 months?

A: We hope to refine our business strategy for developing enabling technologies with exponential scientific impact. Our launch is currently confidential, but we hope Somerset Catalyst will help to provide invaluable guidance and support to help us take the next step in our history.

Q: Why do you think Somerset is such a great place to do business?

A: COVID-19 has further highlighted Somerset as a fantastic place for tech businesses to be based. Fresh air and swimming in the sea straight after work are a few of my favourite health benefits of living in the rural county and long may these continue!