Dr Michelle Ledward is a Business Development Manager who splits her time working across the Henry Royce Institute and the Sustainable Materials Innovation Hub.
With 27 years’ experience in R&D, regulatory, compliance and technical support in industrial chemistry, Michelle’s exceptional leadership and problem-solving skills allow her to build long-term research partnerships between the Royce and industrial partners.
With a particular interest in developing innovation strategies, Michelle has managed products from the ground up. Having previously managed the R&D portfolio of a £60m company, Michelle has extensive experience in managing every aspect of the innovation process from conception, through regulation, delivery and sustainability.
Michelle is keen to use her knowledge of industry to connect the capabilities of Royce and the SMI Hub with the needs of industry.
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