Visiting Researcher, CSTI
Catherine Coates spent many years working for the UK Research Councils developing and supporting academic, business and government knowledge exchange. Past positions have included Director of Business Innovation for the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, lead for UK Research Councils in strategic partnering with business and government departments, and Director of Strategic Planning and Communication at the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council. Catherine was directly involved in leading and shaping the pathways to impact agenda at the EPSRC. She also has extensive experience working with government on business growth and technology foresight resulting in in-depth knowledge of UK government research and innovation funding, innovation policy, and best practice in business/university partnering.
Catherine will be working with Tomas Ulrichsen and CSTI more widely on better understanding the different university-industry partnering models (including long term strategic partnerships and critical mass centres) for successfully undertaking larger scale innovation challenges and realising value from them.