Stevenage, UK, April 16 2013 – Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC), the UK’s first open innovation (OI) bioscience campus, is pleased to announce that it is expanding its management team with the appointment of Miranda Knaggs as Marketing, Sales & Events Manager. Miranda, who joins in May from BioCity Nottingham/Scotland, brings significant expertise to SBC as it moves out of its start-up phase, now focusing on building on the strong tenant base and expanding the Science Park.
At Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, Miranda will also expand its events and conferencing service, and work on delivery of the open innovation agenda and tenant liaison. She brings significant expertise in such areas from her eight years at BioCity, latterly as Director of Marketing & Corporate Relations, where she was involved in an increase in tenant numbers from 15 to 70, and the launch of the Mobius Life Sciences Fund. Prior to this, Miranda worked at the British Consulate-General in Lyon for 15 years, where she was appointed Commercial Consul in 2000 and headed up the biotech sector for France.
Dr Martino Picardo, CEO of Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst, said, 'I am delighted to welcome an experienced professional like Miranda, whom I have known for many years, to our team. Her experience of driving bioincubator development will be invaluable as we enter our second year and build on the progress made in 2012.'
Miranda Knaggs, SBC Marketing, Sales & Events Manager said, 'Martino and the team have built a vibrant and innovative biosciences hub at Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst. I'm looking forward to working in this exciting environment, liaising with both existing and new tenants, and raising the profile of the incubator.'