CHRIS WARKUPThe Innovators Board Member
The Innovators Board Member
CEO, Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN)
Chris Warkup is the CEO of the Knowledge Transfer Network. KTN is the UK’s Innovation Network, a not-for-profit company that is part of the Innovate UK family. It brings together businesses, entrepreneurs, academics, funders and investors to develop new products, processes and services.
Chris is an animal scientist by background and most recently was the CEO of the Biosciences Knowledge Transfer Network, one of 14 predecessor networks to KTN.
He is a Trustee of The Roslin Foundation and a member of the Steering Group for the Innovate UK Sustainable Agri-Food Innovation Platform. For ten years he was Chairman of the Genomia seed fund and has a long-standing relationship with BBSRC, having been on three different Strategy Panels, and is a Past President of the British Society of Animal Science.