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Sue Dunkerton OBE, BSc, FIMMM, is Director at the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN), responsible for priority themes within Materials, Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology, Health and Agri-Food. KTN is the UK’s innovation network supporting the acceleration of innovation in UK businesses ultimately leading to UK wealth creation.
Sue has a degree in Metallurgy from UMIST, is a chartered engineer and had a long career in materials engineering before moving into knowledge transfer and innovation in the materials and life sciences sectors. She works closely with UK government and particularly Innovate UK to help represent business input to future technology and innovation strategy.
Sue spent much of her career at Research and Technology Organisation TWI, and whilst there initiated the Medical Devices Faraday Partnership which paved the way to a next phase in her career knowledge transfer and innovation networking.
Sue sits on the following: Governance Board for Medicines Manufacturing Industry Partnership, Advisory Boards for NIHR’s Mindtech and Devices for Dignity Medical Innovation Cooperatives, BBSRC Bioscience for Business Board and EPSRC’s MedTech Innovation and Knowledge Centre Board at Leeds University.