KTN Open Forum: Chemistry & Industrial Biotechnology

Join the second Open Forum of the year to find out more about our latest activities in Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology, and connect with the wider chemical and biotechnology communities.

Event Details

Thu 12 Nov 2020

10.00 - 12.00



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The Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology team invite you to join them for the second Open Forum of 2020. In a time of change and uncertainty, this offers an opportunity to share knowledge, connect to the KTN team and each other.

Webinar recording is now available


This online event is taking place every six months, aiming to inform attendees of the latest key activities across the team, highlight relevant opportunities and funding, and obtain feedback from the wider chemical and biotechnology communities.

In this session we aim to:

  • provide you with a short overview of KTN’s 5 year strategy relevant to you
  • introduce the ChemIB activities and focus areas
  • inform about current and anticipated funding opportunities
  • provide case studies on how we work with innovators


  • Prof. Andrew R. Barron | Ser Cymru Chair of Low Carbon Energy and Environment and Director ESRI
  • Catherine Mort | Knowledge Transfer Manager – Industrial Biotech
  • Dana Heldt | Knowledge Transfer Manager – Synthetic Biology
  • Matthew Hogan | Knowledge Transfer Adviser
  • Matthew Reeves | Knowledge Transfer Manager – Materials Chemistry and Formulation
  • Michael Burnett | Knowledge Transfer Manager –  Process Manufacturing
  • Peter Clark | Knowledge Transfer Manager –  Raw Materials
  • Rajesh Mistry | Knowledge Transfer Manager – Industrial Biotechnology
  • Sheena Hindocha | Knowledge Transfer Manager – Materials Chemistry
  • Steve Fletcher | Head of Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology


10:00 – Welcome, Housekeeping and Intro to KTN and the ChemIB team

10:10 – Funding opportunities – mKTPs

10:20 – Digitisation

10:35 – Case Studies: how we work with innovators

  • iX challenges
  • ChemIB NetZero Accelerator programme
  • 1:1 innovator engagement

11.00 – Q&A

11:30 – End