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Find out more about the team who will be supporting you throughout the Sustainable Chemical Technologies Investment Workout

Christopher Pett – Trainer & Mentor

Christopher Pett works with start-ups and scaling companies to support their business growth and investment strategy. Chris has supported hundreds of start-ups with SETsquared, the Royal Academy of Engineering, Start-up Bootcamp, General Assembly and many other business support and training programmes.

He also supports academics who are commercialising research and development into innovative university spinout companies.

Chris is an Enterprise Expert at the University of Surrey’s business incubator and leads on product development and innovation training for a number of national and international entrepreneurship programmes, including the UK Telecoms Innovation Network and Shott Scale Up Accelerator.

Matthew Davidson – iCAST

Matthew Davidson is Whorrod Professor of Chemical Sustainable Technologies at the University of Bath. Besides Executive Director of iCAST, he is also Director of the Centre for Sustainable and Circular Technologies (CSCT) at the University of Bath and leads the Catalysis for the Circular Economy strand of the UK Catalysis Hub.

Charlotte Williams – iCAST

Charlotte Williams OBE FRS is a Professor of Inorganic Chemistry and Associate Head of Department (Research) at the University of Oxford, and iCAST’s Deputy Director. Her work focusses on new sustainable technologies for polymer production and carbon dioxide usage.

She is an EPSRC Established Career Research Fellow, and heads-up a research group investigating polymerization catalysis and polymer chemistry with a particular focus on improving polymer sustainability.

Zakir Hossain – iCAST

Zakir has over seven years of experience in multidisciplinary projects with industry, in particular conducting feasibility studies. He is firmly committed to continuing research on sustainable materials to replace current synthetic formulations in commercial products.

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