UK Research and Innovation have appointed two new members to Innovate UK’s council – Isabel Fox, a General Partner and manager of an early-stage deep-tech fund and Matt Clifford MBE, co-founder and CEO of Entrepreneur First, a global talent investor.
Innovate UK’s council is responsible both for advising Innovate UK’s executive chair and making decisions, as delegated to it by the UKRI Board and sets overall objectives and direction.
The council meets six times a year. Members have a range of expertise in research and innovation that is drawn across business, entrepreneurship, investment, technology, economics and business impact evaluation, and have different characteristics and professional backgrounds.
Dr Ian Campbell, Innovate UK’s interim executive chair, welcomed the appointments saying: “Isabel and Matt bring amazing experience and expertise to their new roles at Innovate UK. Their insight, along with that of the other members of the council, will support Innovate UK mission to drive economic growth by backing the best of British innovation.”