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Steve Welch

Director, Ideas and Capability

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Steve was a member of the team responsible for the Wales Festival of Innovation in 2014, and for the National Environmental Crime Conference in 2013, and was formerly the Director of the Smart Specialisation Hub. He is director for Ideas and acting director for Capability in KTN; his areas of responsibility include Knowledge Transfer Partnerships and Emerging Technologies.

With a PhD in Astrophysics, Steve has had a lengthy career designing and building instrumentation for scientific spacecraft, some of which are still flying. This encompassed a wide range of electronic and software engineering; but also working with industry and finding innovative ways of solving technical challenges, and in turn finding ways to transfer these innovations out into more general use.

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