Joel is a Senior Knowledge Transfer Adviser, based in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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. Joel looks after businesses supporting their projects with knowledge bases in many parts of the country. Joel also maintains relationships with a number of designated universities in relation to their participation in the programme.

Joel graduated with a BSC Joint Honours in Chemistry and Computer Science from Queens University Belfast, before completing an MSc in Environmental Sciences. He began his career as a Teaching Company Associate, working in speciality chemical formulation for a small UK Chemical company, before spending 12-years developing innovative water and wastewater treatment systems. Joel spent around 8-years working in technology commercialisation with Ulster University and the Agri-food and Biosciences Institute. In the later role, he led the Corporate Services Directorate and established and led a business development team that secured collaborations with businesses and researchers in the UK, Ireland, North America, Middle East and Asia. Joel is an inventor on a number of patents, and is a Fellow of the Royal Soiety of Chemistry.

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