SCIENCE INNOVATION, ENGAGEMENT AND PARTNERSHIPS
Senior Innovation Manager
Business Engagement and Commercialisation
Bianca is an alliance manager with several key interests: 1) help the scientists develop collaborations with businesses, from 1:1 long-term relationships with single companies to multi-disciplinary consortia with several players in industry or new joint business ventures with external partners; 2) coordinate the strategic alliances that Rothamsted Research has with businesses, such as a multi-million pound investment by Syngenta into translating our excellence in wheat science into cutting-edge technologies; and 3) work with the CEO of the Rothamsted Centre for Research and Enterprise (RoCRE) to develop the institute campus in Harpenden as an internationally attractive cluster for agri-tech start-ups and for small and medium sized enterprises. Bianca is a bioscientist by training and has more than 10 years’ experience in innovation management and technology transfer in the clean-tech and agri-tech sectors in the UK. Before joining Rothamsted Research, she worked for the University of East Anglia on developing collaborations between academia and small and medium sized enterprises. Previously, she worked on technology assessment for investors.
- 2006 - MSc Environmental Management for Business, Cranfield University, England
- 2003 - Full Teaching Degree in Biological Sciences, Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil