Dr Colin Cooper

Colin Cooper is Head of Business Networks at Innovate UK, part of UK Research and Innovation, and has worked in the private and public sectors, and immediately prior to his current role in Knowledge Exchange with the University of Bristol Chemistry Department.

He is part of the Strategic Board for the Konfer Platform being developed by the National Centre for Universities and Business and has an eclectic mix of commercial experience from large corporate experience with Mondelez International (formerly Kraft Foods/formerly Cadbury), Innovation consultancy (with an Open Innovation start-up company), and various environmental consultancy roles. Colin began his career as an academic research fellow for a number of years as well working on industry-funded projects for different University Departments.

He brings with him substantial experience in senior research and innovation management within business and extensive knowledge of research, knowledge exchange and enterprise development and management in business to business and business to research collaborations.