A Q&A with Dr. Richard Price, chief technology officer, PragmatIC.
What inspires innovation? Dr. Richard Price, chief technology officer at PragmatIC, has been at the cutting-edge of the deep technology industry for over 20 years.
Here, he shares some personal insights into his background and career journey, explains his passion for flexible electronics and outlines PragmatIC’s vision for the future.
Where did your interest in deep tech come from?
My mum was a pharmacist and sometimes I would help in the dispensary, counting out pills or printing labels. I remember watching her measure out coloured liquids and mix these together. Experiments at school, particularly something that looked dangerous were also exciting. I had a huge chemistry kit at home which I would play with in my room which ruined at least one carpet! Learning about scientists like Einstein and Marie Curie inspired me to study chemistry and physics.
What was your first job?
My parents ensured that I had a range of jobs whilst at school which co
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