Jon works with the 5 priority technology and innovation clusters in the region (Compound Semiconductors, Medical Devices and Diagnostics, FinTech, Cyber Security, Creative Industries), to help them develop strategies and roadmaps for growth, which will deliver impact in the local economy. Jon’s currently seconded from his role as Manager for Wales at Innovate UK, the UK’s Innovation Agency. Prior to joining Innovate UK (initially as the Lead Technologist for Industrial Biotechnology), Jon worked for Cardiff-based Biocatalysts Ltd, working with a wide range of the world’s biggest companies to develop green manufacturing processes for anything from food to fragrances and pharmaceuticals.
Having spent time his entire career across research and innovation in Wales, from academia (with a PhD in Microbiology from Cardiff), to business and now the public sector, Jon is passionate about promoting the amazing businesses in Wales, and working to ensure that the 3 sectors can work together effectively.
Outside of work, Jon can be found on somewhere on a beach in South Wales with his wife and children, or running through our amazing countryside. That, or a spot of DIY.