About Tees Valley Net Zero Launchpad Virtual Drop-In Session

Innovate UK KTN is hosting a virtual drop-in where you can meet with KTN experts in Chemistry and Net Zero.  KTN can help match expertise to your Tees Valley Net Zero Launchpad proposal and connect you with other organisations to facilitate collaborations.

You will be able to talk to:

  • Juan Maria Gonzalez Carballo, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Chemistry, Innovate UK KTN

Juan is part of the Chemistry & Industrial Biotechnology team with a focus on the delivery of the Sustainable Aviation Fuel Innovation Programme (SAF IP), the Cross-Sector Batteries Innovation Network and the Hydrogen Economy Innovation Network.  A Chartered Chemist, Juan trained as a Chemical Engineer and has more than 10 years of experience in R&D in the Energy & Chemicals Industry, with a focus in Catalysis on projects related to Circular Economy, sustainability and a low carbon future.

  • Kelly Botham, Knowledge Transfer Manager, Net Zero, Innovate UK KTN

Kelly works in the Net Zero team, a cross-cutting initiative aligned with the government’s 2050 Net Zero goals.  Kelly has a BA in Communications Studies from Seattle University and has worked across the world in the USA, Europe, the Middle East and China.  She has an in-depth understanding of working cross-culturally with varied levels of stakeholders.

This is not a competition briefing or a Q&A on eligibility or scope; the Knowledge Transfer Managers (KTMs) will be able to talk around their specialist areas and support companies to find collaborators and partners to carry out projects.

You don’t need to register to take part in the session and can join via the link below.


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ID: 92063543804
Passcode: 313692

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If you are unable to join, you can contact the KTMs via the links below:

  • Juan Maria Gonzalez Carballo – contact here
  • Kelly Botham – contact here

About the Tees Valley Net Zero Launchpad

The Tees Valley has been chosen as one of just two locations to pilot a new initiative to build on local innovation strengths – with an initial £15million investment available to support businesses.

Part of UK Research and Innovation, Innovate UK’s Launchpad pilot will invite small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to apply for competitive grants starting at £15,000 for innovation projects that focus on the region’s energy and renewable sector. Grant funding of up to £1million is available for projects that provide exceptional impact to the cluster of SMEs.

Successful applicants will receive wrap-around support from local and national organisations, with innovation funding and support available in areas such as Hydrogen, Carbon Capture, Utilisation and Storage (CCUS), Offshore Engineering, Materials and Processing, and Circular Economy.

To find out more about the Tees Valley Launchpad competition, click here.



Event Overview

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Innovate UK KTN

Event Dates:

Wednesday 26th October 2022

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09:30 – 11:00

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