14. Autonomous aircrafts: efficient and effective blood donation

In this podcast, Tom Slater, co-manager of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust, talks to us about electric vehicles, the falling cost of genomic sequencing and autonomous aircrafts that deliver blood to patients in Sub-Saharan Africa. That's quite a mix – but they all have one thing in common: they are disrupting whole industries.
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The managers of Scottish Mortgage Investment Trust aren’t necessarily looking for new inventions or technological breakthroughs. They are looking for companies that can apply scale and capital to these innovations. They will then look to own those companies for the long-term, as they disrupt industries and drive change.

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