Claire Claessen

Head of Strategic Portfolio Office

Claire oversees KTN’s European activities, particularly support for businesses to benefit from the Horizon 2020 programme.

Her team supports UK businesses to accelerate innovation through participation in collaborative European innovation programmes. Her teams also works to influence EU funding calls and related policy documents to be more relevant to the needs of UK businesses.

KTN participates in EU projects that align with our strategic objectives. Some of these projects relate to Circular Economy, Critical Raw Materials and Smart Systems.

She has a unique breadth of technical and marketing experience within the public sector and blue-chip multinational FMCG corporations; homecare and food market segments.

Claire’s background spans strategy development and implementation, international marketing, product development and scientific research for organisations such as Unilever, Romi Smilfood and the Northwest Development Agency.

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