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Innova Partnerships Launches Commercialisation Hub in South East England

Jan 07, 2016

To mark their 10th year of operations, Innova Partnerships Ltd is starting 2016 with the appointment of a new Business Development Director and the opening of a new commercialisation hub in South East England.

Innova Partnerships Ltd builds and grows life science enterprises through partnering, investment and a range of commercialisation services. 

The company has appointed Dr Paul Meakin as Director of Business Development.  Paul has a strong background in commercialisation and sales with companies such as Forsite Diagnostics and most recently worked with Knowledge Transfer Network in the agri-tech and early-stage investment teams. 

He will head up Innova Partnerships’ presence in strategically important markets including London, Cambridge and Oxford. These will be served from a new location in Bedford. 

Entering their 10th year, Innova Partnerships Ltd have made this move in response to increased demand and a growing customer base in these regions.  

Innova CEO Prof Steve Howell is currently visiting professor of King’s College London and the company has a broad client base operating in key life science clusters such as Oxford and Cambridge.  Innova Partnerships Ltd also drove formation and commercialisation of Reminova Ltd, a dental spin out from King’s College London in 2014.  

Steve commented, “We are excited to build upon our presence in a region that is important in shaping global life sciences and aligned to the work we undertake at Innova Partnerships.  We look forward to working with Paul to build a heightened presence and becoming embedded in the local life science ecosystems of South East England".