Profile David Bott, Head of Innovation

David BottDavid Bott joined SCI in 2019 as Head of Innovation

After 26 years with BP, Courtaulds and ICI, spent leading research groups in both their corporate centres and business units, David discovered an interest in start-ups 16 years ago.

He was diverted into spending 7 years setting up and directing the Technology Strategy Board (now rebranded as Innovate UK), the UK's innovation agency where he was responsible for all the innovation programmes.

He is a Principal Fellow at WMG, non-executive Director of Oxford Advanced Surfaces, has been a member of Sheffield University Council, chaired Oxford Biomaterials and has engaged in a wide variety of activities involving materials, design, sustainability and innovation.

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