Future of Innovation and Collaboration

Guest Panellist

Dr. Barbara GhinelliSTFC- Director, Clusters and Harwell Campus Business Developments

Time & Location

Thursday: 11.00 to 12.00, Stage 1

About this session

The ‘Panel’ will discuss what the future of Innovation & Collaboration in the UK could look like post-Horizon 2020.  How will Universities and companies (big and small) work and collaborate across boarders with Regulatory uncertainty?  Will the UK be able to attract the best talent both students and post-graduate and how will this affect the Innovation potential of the UK?


Dr Barbara Ghinelli – STFC- Director, Clusters and Harwell Campus Business Developments

Graeme Cruickshank – CPI (Centre for Process Innovation) –  Chief Technology and Innovation Officer

Steve Fletcher – KTN – Head of Chemistry and Industrial Biotechnology


Panellist Bio

Dr Barbara Ghinelli

Barbara has developed the cluster model at the Harwell and Daresbury Science & Innovation Campuses and oversees their development. She has established a high profile for the Space, HealthTec and EnergyTec Clusters and is leading the development of a new Digital Cluster.

Barbara joined STFC in 2010 as Executive Director of Business Development. Successes included the creation of International Space Innovation Centre (now Satellite Application Catapult) at Harwell and of the High Performance Computing Centre (Hartree) at Daresbury.

Barbara joined STFC from EADS Astrium (now Airbus DS), where she managed Business Development across Europe for the €3.2 billion joint ESA / EU Earth Observation Programme for Global Monitoring of Environment and Security (now Copernicus) and secured a number of large contracts. She graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of York, completed her PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Radar Imaging at the University of Sheffield and holds a Certificate in Management from the Open University.