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Paul G. Thomas PhD MBA DIC BSc ARCS

Manager, Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre

Business Engagement and Entrepreneurship


Paul G. Thomas PhD MBA DIC BSc ARCS

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Paul is the inaugural manager of the Ipswich Waterfront Innovation Centre. IWIC is a strategic project aimed at developing a place and community for entrepreneurs, innovators, technology and business professionals aimed at growing vibrant new companies with strong growth prospects and an ambition to innovate.

Previous Experience

Paul brings over 20 years’ research experience in the industrial biotechnology sector. Since 2002 he has focussed on taking the outputs of academic research towards commercial exploitation for the University of Essex and Cambridge University.

He has acted for seed stage investment funds and is a former chair of the BBSRC Follow on Fund and undertakes grant assessments for Innovate UK.

With a career long fascination for inventing and innovation he now focusses on supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs and innovators.

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