Dr Anne Blackwood is currently Chief Executive of Health Enterprise East, a leading NHS innovation and technology consultancy based in Cambridge. Anne has been actively involved in knowledge transfer and intellectual property management in the life sciences for over 18 years.
Anne is Chair of Medovate, a venture backed innovation development company dedicated to the commercialisation of medical technologies created within the NHS. She is also Chair of the Medtech Accelerator, a joint venture with regional public sector partners that awards early stage funding to develop medical technologies that meet a clinical need in the NHS.
Prior to joining HEE, Anne spent 4 years with Cambridge Enterprise, the technology transfer arm of the University of Cambridge. Anne holds a PhD in chemistry from Strathclyde University.