The UK Innovation Landscape in a Future Sustainable World


Dr. Darren BuddCommercial Director UK & Ireland - BASF plc

Time & Location

Thursday: 10.40 to 11.00, Stage 1

About this presentation

The UK Government has an ambition to make the UK the world’s most innovative economy, and place it at the forefront with Sustainable technologies for the future.  How can companies like BASF embrace this Innovation to meet the demands of it’s customers as we move towards NetZero.  What will it take and how can we get there as the UK sets out Post-Brexit to meet sustainability challenges both known and unknown.

Speaker Bio

Darren Budd was born in Taplow, United Kingdom, in 1967 and is married with 3 children.

He has a degree in Chemistry and went on to complete a doctorate on Transition Metal Complexation of Heterocyclic Conducting Polymers.

Darren has held a number of positions within BASF. He worked in Germany for BASF’s Venture Capital Business for 5 years and then headed up BASF’s in-house distribution business BTC for the UK & Ireland looking after sales to BASF’s small and medium sized customers.

From 1st January 2016, Darren took over responsibility as Commercial Director for BASF plc. This role is responsible for the Chemical Sales activities of BASF in the UK as well as the Commercial activities of BASF in the UK to develop growth. Currently Darren is Vice-Chairman of the Chemical Business Association and on the Governing Board of the IBioIC in Scotland, as well as a Regional Council member of the CBI Northwest.