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Katryn Wales

Head of Programmes – UK Business Angels Association

Katryn is Head of Programmes at UKBAA, the trade body for angel and early-stage investing in the UK. In her over 4-years at UKBAA, Katryn has spearheaded a host of leading programmes supporting investor capacity building and investment in innovation. Katryn has led and developed such programmes as the Mayor of London’s TechInvest, Invest in Creative (under the DCMS Creative Scale-Up Programme), and the Innovate UK Regional Angel Accelerator, among notable others. Katyn is also an advocate for investment in diversity and led the development and launch of the UKBAA’s Investing in Diversity Best Practice Guidance.

panel: 12:25 – 13:10

Backing Innovators Solving the Unsolvable

Disruptive innovations in science and engineering have the power to change the world but require collaboration to make it a success. This panel of industry experts will discuss the unique nature of deep tech innovations, including longer R&D cycles and tackling the unsolvable. Dialling in on everything from deep tech clusters to university spin outs, this panel will pull back the curtain on the UK’s growing deep tech ecosystem.