Samana Brannigan

Head of Health Technologies, Innovate UK

My role at Innovate UK is to lead and develop funding and investment support for the industry, focusing on precision and discovery medicine.

I am responsible for developing and implementing the Innovate UK and UKRI innovation strategies for Health and Medicine focussing on business led innovation. I manage the Investor Relations portfolio within Health and Medicine Sector Team at Innovate UK and look after a portfolio of Precision Medicine Investment Partnerships.

I am experienced in the development and commercialisation of emerging disruptive technologies focussing on precision medicine. Previously I worked at Invest NI where I managed a range of strategic R&D portfolios for Northern Ireland Life Sciences companies focusing on oncology biomarker development, digital pathology and targeted drug discovery for large, SME and spin-outs.
I also managed academic-business collaborations in my role as a Business Alliance Manager at Queen’s University Belfast.

Samana Brannigan