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Meredith trained as a veterinarian, worked in the animal health industry and in innovation management for a number of years, and founded BioBridge Ltd in Cambridge in 1989, to help bioscience innovations reach and stay in the market. In industrial biotechnology, he was responsible for the ground-breaking report on UK marine biotechnology, worked in the UK Natural Environment Research Council’s BlueMicrobe Knowledge Transfer Network and until August 2009 was a Knowledge Transfer Manager in the UK Technology Strategy Board’s Bioscience for Business KTN. He has organised, chaired and spoken at numerous meetings involving exploitation of marine bioresources. He is a member of the European Society of Marine Biotechnology and is on the US BIO’s Algae Biotechnology Working Group. He is also a member of the European Commission’s KBBE-Net Coordinated Working Group on Marine Biotechnology and contributes to the EU’s strategies for this sector.

Professor Nicholas Owens (Nick), Director of British Antarctic Survey (BAS)

Nick has been Director of BAS since September 2007. His research interests are primarily in the field of biogeochemistry. During his career he has spent over 3 years working on research ships in almost all of the world’s oceans. Between 1993 and 2000 Nick held positions of Professor of Marine Sciences and Head of Department at the University of Newcastle.

From 2000 as Director of the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (PML) Nick was instrumental in transforming the NERC-owned centre into an independent organisation within the NERC family. He created a commercial trading subsidiary to maximise diversity of funding and enable exploitation and spin-out research opportunities.

Mr Bevan McWilliam, NERC Business Development Manager, Natural Environment Research Council

Bevan McWilliam is a business development manager within the commercialisation team of the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC). He splits his time between Swindon-based NERC, his office at the British Antarctic Survey and the other NERC research centres. Bevan identifies and evaluates NERC funded science for market potential, and sources and manages bids for strategic research collaborations between business and NERC research centres. Bevan is particularly invested in creating environmental markets relevant to the UK economy, through leverage of NERC funded science.

He has extensive experience in technology transfer in both Oceania and the UK and has spent the last six years working to commercialise novel engineering solutions and science discoveries. He is holds an MBA from New Zealand’s Victoria University of Wellington and a BSc (Hons) in microbiology from Otago University.

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