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- Vitae researcher development conference 2010: realising the potential of researchers
Vitae researcher development conference 2010: realising the potential of researchers 06 September 2010 - 07 September 2010
Dr Chris Moore
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- R&D Specialist
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- A vision for the future: maintaining inward investment
Chris has over 25 years' experience in industry, working in research, technology management, manufacturing and marketing in the USA and Europe. He has an accumulated wealth of experience covering knowledge transfer, Open Innovation, Intellectual Property assessment, engagement with early-stage companies and the VC community and developing routes to market.
Chris' expertise encompasses the fields of Homeland Security, Electronics, Information Technology, Digital Media, Imaging & Printing. He began his career as a scientist with Kodak after gaining a degree and PhD in chemistry. Here he took on a series of roles including Project Leader, Commercialisation Manager and Emerging Technology Programme Leader, before moving to Marketing as Group Brand Manager and then Digital Products Growth Manager. Returning to R&D he led a group of about 40 scientists as Chemical Technology Laboratory Manager, covering projects in chemistry, physics, electronics, optics, material and analytical science. As Technology Development Manager for Kodak European Research, Chris set up the company's new European Research facility in Cambridge and created and introduced an Open Innovation process. He was then appointed Director of Venture Capital and University Investments for Kodak External Alliances. Here he drove participation in major European R&D projects, advised other multinationals establishing Open Innovation infrastructures and identified and assessed more than 200 early-stage technology companies involved with IT, digital media, electronics, imaging, printing, materials, security and cleantech.
Chris moved to UKTI in 2009 to take up the role of R&D Specialist where he works with a targeted group of international companies (based in N. America, Europe and Asia) to facilitate inward investment in R&D collaborations with UK universities and early stage companies.
He has also acted as a technology scout and open innovation practitioner on a consultancy basis. Chris has been responsible for 24 patents and 10 publications. He has been the director of several UK graduate schools, Committee Vice-chair of the Cambridge Enterprise & Technology Club, and a Science & Engineering Ambassador