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Chris Warkup is the CEO of Knowledge Transfer Network Ltd (KTN), that provides innovation networking for Innovate UK and other funders.
KTN exists to drive productivity and growth by connecting R&D active businesses, entrepreneurs, academics and funders to realise the potential of innovative new technologies, ideas and creativity. Across all technologies and industries and across the whole of the UK, KTN matches needs and capabilities to find solutions to problems and markets for new ideas.
Chris is an animal scientist by background with a keen interest in genetics and genomics. He has over 25 years’ experience in research and innovation, working in both the public sector and industry. Prior to joining KTN in 2014 he was the CEO of the BioScience KTN, one of 14 merged at that time. Chris is the former Chairman of the Genomia Seed Fund, and a Trustee of the Roslin Foundation.