Dr Susie Mitchell

Programme Director, Glasgow City of Science and Innovation

Dr Susie Mitchell

Dr. Susie Mitchell is Programme Director for Glasgow City of Science and Innovation (GCOSI). GCOSI is highlighted in Glasgow’s Economic Strategy as an embedded regional partnership that supports multi-sector collaboration in science and innovation to address societal challenges and drive inclusive growth. GCOSI identifies and promotes Glasgow and the West of Scotland’s world-class offer in research excellence and emerging innovation strengths to attract talent, investment and collaboration opportunities. GCOSI also supports business innovation and is a founding partner of VentureFest Scotland and the CAN DO innovation Summit. Susie also co-created the VentureFest youth strand with Young Scot, VentureJam. GCOSI also leads on the Innovation Capital of Europe Ideas and Knowledge Exchange Network (www.iKEN.global ) – a collaboration hub of 20+ European Cities supporting best practice in urban innovation.

Susie came to Glasgow in 1996 to undertake a PhD in cancer research at the University of Glasgow’s Beatson Institute for Cancer Research where she was awarded the John Paul Award for research excellence. She would then become an R&D manager within the NHS, a public policy practitioner for local and national government, and Accessibility and Inclusion lead for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games. Susie is a champion of diversity in STEM and in 2016 was recognised by Equate Scotland as a Leading Woman of Scotland for her contributions to STEM and Scotland’s advancement. Susie is a proud member of the Glasgow International Jazz Festival Board. Outside work, she is a session musician and a presenter and contributor for the BBC.

Dr Susie Mitchell

Appearing at the following session

Plenary Session (AM)

The Summit's opening plenary session will set the context for the day.

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