Louise Farrand joins the Innovation Factory from November 25th 2019 as Operations Director

She will be leading the Operations team to develop spin-out businesses and licencing opportunities for new technologies.

Previously, Louise was the Associate Director at Merck Chemicals Ltd. and has worked extensively with universities and commercialisation businesses. She has also worked at Hitachi in Japan and Ciba-Geigy. Louise gained a PhD from the University of Sheffield in the field of liquid crystals and has over 120 patent applications and publications in materials science.