Dr. Ben Walsh

Ben is the Deputy Challenge Director for Transforming Foundation Industries. This £149m challenge aims to transform the UK’s foundation industries (composed of the glass, metals, cement, ceramics, chemicals and paper industries) to make them internationally competitive, secure more jobs throughout the UK, and grow the sector.

In a previous role, he was responsible for developing and implementing the advanced materials technology strategy for the UK.

Before working at Innovate, he has nine years’ experience as a consultant focused on resource efficiency, policy, sustainable technology and innovation.

He has a PhD in chemistry and hands on experience of innovation and commercialisation.