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A little more about Mike...

Dr Mike Pitts is Sustainability Manager for Innovate UK (the UK government’s innovation agency) and responsible for ensuring sustainability is embedded across its strategy and programmes. He is also co-manages the Resource Efficiency portfolio. Previously Mike spent five years driving sustainability-led innovation in the chemical industry with Chemistry Innovation. He has developed and managed projects on lifecycle analysis, renewable chemicals, industrial biotechnology and resource efficiency across the chemistry-using industries. Mike holds a PhD in organic chemistry and spent his early career in several technology spin-outs developing process technology for the pharmaceutical, agrochemical and electronics industries.