Anne Blackwood

Anne Blackwood
Health Enterprise East Management Support

Anne has overall responsibility for the management and performance of Health Enterprise East. Her specific roles include setting the strategic vision for the company, providing leadership to the rest of the team, developing the business plan and agreeing budgets. Anne has been actively involved in knowledge transfer and intellectual property management in the life sciences for over 10 years.

“At HEE we are passionate about improving the quality and efficiency of healthcare services through the adoption of innovative new products and services. We are constantly scanning the market for innovative technologies that will meet the needs of patients, commissioners and providers within the new emerging health and social care markets. We work alongside the key opinion leaders and innovators within the NHS community on a daily basis, providing that vital link between the business community and the NHS to ensure new ideas are taken up and adopted.

I feel privileged to now lead the HEE team having worked for the company for over seven years. The HEE team brings together a wide range of skills with a focus on building strong client relationships and delivering successful innovation projects to the market.”

Anne joined Health Enterprise East in 2005 from Cambridge Enterprise, the technology transfer office of the University of Cambridge. At Cambridge Enterprise Anne focused primarily on technologies from the biological and chemical sciences and was involved in all aspects of technology commercialisation. Anne holds a PhD in chemistry from Strathclyde University and is a director of a number of companies.