KTN Office Hours

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69 Wilson Street

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KTN Office Hours are back!

After some great feedback from our last event Capital Enterprise are once again hosting the Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) for a morning of free support and mentoring from KTN's experts to startups in our network.

As Innovate UK’snetwork partner, KTN supports access to public funding streams and works nationally to combine in-depth knowledge across all sectors to help companies innovate faster. Connecting with KTN can lead you to potential partners, horizon-expanding events, bespoke support and innovation insights relevant to your needs.

This time we're doing things a bit differently and from 9-11am you will need to pre-book a slot with one of the KTN team. If you want to guarantee a meeting slot this way email julia@capitalenterprise.org and clarify who it is you want to meet. These slots will go on a first come first served basis, after 11:30 we will host a more casual drop in session - no need to book ahead for this bit!


Attending from KTN's team we'll have:


John Kingsbury - Head of Digital Economy & Creative Industries

Jon’s industry experience includes 15 years of senior business, production and commissioning roles at Channel 4.com and at BBC Online, including responsibility for operational technical and editorial quality across www.bbc.co.uk. As Head of External Supply, Jon oversaw the opening up of BBC Online’s production to a wide range of more than 500 innovative digital companies. He was also Director of Creative Economy programmes at Nesta, where he set up and ran the Creative Business Mentor Network and the Digital R&D Fund for the Arts, and funded several open data initiatives. His role as Head of Digital Economy & Creative Industries at KTN includes coverage of Immerse UK, leading the UK’s immersive technology advancement.

Terry O’Neill - Head of Health

Terry is an immunologist by training (MSc and PhD in viral immunology) and he has had a varied career holding senior positions with TWI, Cantab Biopharmaceuticals and the East London NHS Innovation Lab. He has previously worked for early stage biotech companies, assuming both commercial and technical roles, and he has experience in venture capital fundraising.

Mairi Dillon, Access to Funding & Finance

Mairi supports early stage businesses to navigate the funding and finance landscape and engages with funders (private and public) to communicate their needs and requirements. Mairi has a broad base of core business experience and was previously Head of Operations for a VC backed biotech startup. She has experience actively seeking early stage investment and leads on the KTN’s VC Engagement Strategy. Mairi formerly worked in development for Entrepreneurial Scotland and communications roles for multi-million pound government construction joint ventures.


Astrid Ayel - Blockchain and Fintech

Astrid worked in the innovation management team at MasterCard; delivering innovative digital solutions for retail loyalty schemes across Europe. With a background in mathematics and data science, her focus is helping Blockchain and FinTech businesses connect to relevant sectors of the industry and academia to grow their project Astrid works closely with the Innovate UK digital team to direct digital businesses to relevant funding opportunities. She is particularly involved with the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund Next Generation Services Programme targeted at Artificial Intelligence innovative businesses developing solutions for the Insurance, Legal and Accountancy services sectors.

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