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Gregor Russell - Director of Commercialisation

Gregor Russell is a ten year veteran of the Scottish life sciences industry and its SME ecosystem.  His passion lies in delivering ‘game changing’ science and technology so that people can live their lives healthier, happier and smarter. Since joining Innova Partnerships in 2014, Gregor has, and continues to, actively engage with a number of our customers and portfolio companies, helping them create, deliver and capture value on a global scale. Alongside this he is leading our smart INNK project, a collaboration to deliver pioneering colour changing label technology across key life science markets.

Before joining Innova, Gregor held a number of management and senior positions within the cutting field of stem cell biology, regenerative medicine and cell therapy. A graduate of the Saltire Fellowship Programme, Gregor spent time at Babson College (the top-rated US Business School for Entrepreneurship) and remains guided by their Entrepreneurial Thought and Action when engaging with clients.

When he is not being a father to three young children, he is sleeping! When spare time does present itself, Gregor acts as a non-exec trustee to RUTS, a local Edinburgh charity and as inaugural chairman of the Edinburgh Academy Climbing Club. A keen gym goer as well, Gregor tries to end his day practising the piano.