Richard Jefferson, a molecular biologist and founder of The Lens, was interviewed by Anjana Rijal on behalf of the CEPIUG. The Lens is a non-profit organization providing open access to science and technology knowledge by democratising science-enabled innovation. In the interview, Jefferson discussed the founding of The Lens, the approach to data, differences with other commercial patent tools, how their target audience has changed over the years, how it can help patent information specialists serve their clients better, and Innovation Cartography.
The CEPIUG Newsletter is delighted to present an interview with Richard Jefferson, the founder of the well known database “The Lens”.
The interview was carried about by Anjana Rijal on behalf of the CEPIUG. Anjana is a Software Engineer at Cambia, an independent non-profit institute creating new technologies, tools and paradigms to promote change and enable innovation based in Queensland, Australia . Anjana presented our questions to Richard.
Richard Jefferson, a molecular biologist by training, founded The Lens 20 years ago. Today, it is one of the world's largest open access, and secure, platforms of science and technology knowledge which democratises science-enabled innovation. A large part of The Lens covers the patent literature, an often overlooked information resource by the general public as the first publication of science knowledge. In this interview Richard talks about the journey and global impact of The Lens and how his own social entrepreneurship led to the democratisation of innovation for societal benefit.
The full interview is available on this hyperlink.