Director of Strategy and Communications, Technology Strategy Board
Allyson is a commercial business leader with a scientific academic background. She was previously Director of Innovation Partnerships at QinetiQ plc and prior to that Commercial Director of a national research laboratory where she headed technology transfer, developing a substantial commercial collaboration programme including licensing and setting up CLIK, the technology transfer company, the Rainbow Seed Fund, a portfolio of spin-outs, and a joint venture science park and incubator with an RDA.
Following early research as Rosalind Franklin Fellow at Cambridge University, Allyson has held senior management roles in a number of international healthcare, engineering and communications businesses. Until recently she was CEO of 3CResearch, a company commercialising research in new digital media.
She has extensive experience of public and private sector innovation, of the business and people skills needed to accelerate sustainable new business and of engaging large and small organisations in enterprise.
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