UCLB's CFO Katy Bruce highlights the women playing a key role in technology transfer

4 March 2023

In celebration of International Women’s Day, UCLB’s CFO, Katy Bruce, shared her thoughts with PraxisAuril about the important roles women are playing in the technology transfer sector.

As professionals working in commercialisation, tech transfer and knowledge exchange, we often emphasise the critical importance of people in ecosystems. We collectively devote time, effort and resource to better encouraging, incentivising and supporting outstanding researchers to share their expertise and knowledge, and to turn their discoveries into real world products, services and impacts.

We’re proud at UCLB to be led by Dr Anne Lane, while I was pleased to recently join UCLB’s Senior Leadership Team as its Chief Financial Officer, and our talented team of business managers – who advise the outstanding researchers and spinouts in our portfolio – and other key services, like legal and project management, are making strong progress towards better gender representation. We have also sought to ensure we engage great women in our board, like Nessa Carey, a renowned biologist with significant commercialisation and knowledge exchange expertise and Charu Gorasia, UCL’s Chief Financial Officer.

This International Women’s Day, we are reminded of the importance of continual progress to ensure everyone has the potential to deliver great knowledge exchange, tech transfer and commercialisation.

Read Katy’s full blog here.