Dr John Nicholls is a scientist and entrepreneur who has founded and built several science-based companies with novel products and services in diverse applications. John originally gained a PhD in Physics at the University of Strathclyde before studying and working in the USA, where he joined a spin-out from his research group. He returned to Scotland and founded a new technology business as part of an RSE Enterprise Fellowship. Since 2012, John has been the Chief Commercial Officer at M-Squared Lasers. John is passionate about translating science into products that enhance society and encouraging the next generation of science entrepreneurs.