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Dr. Patrick Bonnett

Deputy Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University

Patrick is Deputy Director of the National Innovation Centre for Ageing at Newcastle University. He has worked widely across the applied research and innovation arenas for the past 32 years in organisations ranging from small technology start-ups to internationally recognised translational research laboratories.

His experience encompasses planning and opening new businesses and government agencies, overseeing the design, establishment and management of innovation centres and Science Parks and delivering economic growth via innovation.

Over recent years he has developed a particular interest in deep collaboration co-location models where innovation and research assets sit alongside 'users' of such expertise to drive open innovation, commercialisation and economic growth.

Patrick is a member of the Satellite Applications Catapult Advisory Board and served as a Board member of the UK Science Park Association for five years.