Knowledge Transfer Adviser
I am the Knowledge Transfer Adviser for East Sussex, Kent, Surrey, Central and South London & West Sussex.
The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs) support businesses to engage with expert academic teams on a project-based collaboration delivering sustainable innovation with positive economic impact and additional societal or environmental benefits. I looks after businesses supporting their projects with knowledge bases in many parts of the country, and maintain relationships with a number of designated universities in relation to their participation in the programme.
I became a Senior Scientist with ICI after obtaining my PhD at the University of Birmingham. My background in Polymer Chemistry and Surface/Colloid Science led to career progression in the Coating(s) and Packaging Industries as R&D Manager, Technical Director and the Board of several PLCs, as well as the General Manager of an Adhesives Business.
My commercial background and extensive experience of working with Universities made the transition to a Business Consultant with a main focus on KTP, as a KTP Adviser with Innovate UK from 2006, a natural step. I joined Innovate UK KTN as a KTA in 2017.