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December 11th & 12th, 2024


Anne Blackwood

Anne Blackwood

Chief Executive

Anne has overall responsibility for the management and performance of Health Enterprise East (HEE). Her role includes setting the strategic vision for the company, providing leadership to the team, developing the business plan and agreeing budgets. Anne has been actively involved in knowledge transfer and intellectual property management in the life sciences for over 14 years.

“At HEE we are passionate about improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services through the adoption of innovative new products and services. We are constantly scanning the market for leading-edge technologies that will benefit patients, and meet the needs of commissioners and providers within the new emerging health and social care markets. We work alongside the key opinion leaders and innovators within the NHS community, providing that vital link between the business community and the NHS to ensure new ideas are taken up and adopted.

I feel privileged to now lead the HEE team having worked for the company for over 10 years. The HEE team brings together a wide range of skills with a focus on building strong client relationships and delivering successful innovation projects to the market.”

Anne joined HEE in 2005 from Cambridge Enterprise, the technology transfer office of the University of Cambridge where she focused primarily on technologies from the biological and chemical sciences and was involved in all aspects of technology commercialisation. Anne holds a PhD in chemistry from Strathclyde University and is a non-exec director of a number of companies.

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