Managing Director, Oxford Innovation Ltd

Jo has over 20 years’ experience of providing business development and incubation support to innovative, technology and science based high growth companies. 

Appointed Managing Director of Oxford Innovation in 2017, Jo is now responsible for Oxford Innovation’s network of 26 Innovation Spaces across the UK, supporting over 1,000 growing technology SMEs.  Jo is a recognised speaker at events focused on best practice in business incubation and support to innovative SMEs, including as a guest speaker at the Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO) 5th Annual International Business Incubation Conference in Moscow & the NBIA (National Business Incubation Association) annual conference in Boston. Jo has also delivered training focused on developing successful and sustainable incubation programmes to staff from the Bioincubator in Riyadh (Saudi Arabia) and worked with the Mauritian Government in preparing and implementing a project plan with the aim of setting up innovation centres & business incubator programmes in selected locations on Mauritius.  In 2018, Jo was appointed a Board Director of the UK Science Park Association, having been a member and regular speaker and participant at their events.  

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