Sara undertook extensive due diligence surveys and provided up to date market information on the background to the developments that had been proposed… an excellent service, and the information given enabled the consortium management to use public funds wisely, and to advance the potential of Terahertz technology in Europe.

TeraNova Scientific Coordinator, Martyn Chamberlain, Professor of Applied Physics, Durham University

My background is in science and technology.  I have a BSc in chemistry from Bath University and a Ph.D. in organic chemistry from Cambridge University.  After starting work as a pharmaceutical research chemist at Glaxo I moved into sales and commercial management with ICI.

I retain my interest in supporting the technology industries and in the commercialisation of science through:

  • Sector Mapping Studies
  • Market Research
  • Commercialisation of new technology

Examples of projects include:

  • Sectoral mapping and support requirements for the York bioscience and environmental clusters (led by Cion Consulting)
  • Mapping the North West chemical industry (with TBR and PHS Consulting)*
  • Evaluation of future scenarios for the Tees Valley speciality chemicals and environmental industries (led by TERU)
  • Market potential for terahertz technology*
  • Evaluation of market potential to select projects for investment for TeraNova, an EU Framework VI project (led by Merops Consulting)*
  • Commercialisation pathways for a novel nanoscale technology for Leeds University
  • Business planning, IP protection and obtained grant funding for a new invention in the home improvement market

* Projects undertaken whilst I was co-owner of PAWA Consulting prior to setting up Gecko Ltd.