Samana Brannigan

Innovation Lead & Investor Relations, 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