Professor Rasmita Raval appointed to LCR Innovation Board

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Prof Rasmita Raval

Professor Rasmita Raval, from the University’s Department of Chemistry, has been appointed to the Liverpool City Region (LCRC)  Innovation Board.

Professor Raval is one of ten new members appointed to the LCR Innovation Board which  provides strategic leadership for the LCR innovation agenda, including driving the commercialisation of specialist knowledge, enhancing skills and attracting talent, and accelerating growth across all sectors of the economy.

Professor Raval said: “It is an honour to be asked to serve on the LCR Innovation Board. I hope my experience as founder and director of the Open Innovation Hub for Antimicrobial Surfaces and as co-founder and co-director of the National Biofilm Innovation Centre will add value to the board. On a personal level, serving on the Innovation Board will give me the opportunity to give something back to the city where I have lived and worked in for the past 20 years, and which I am proud to champion”

“I strongly believe that you can transform innovation and deliver global leadership when you connect your knowledge and science base to the innovation and entrepreneurial landscape. This connectivity will be critical in order to meet the Liverpool City Region’s ambitious target of securing R&D investment of 5% of LCR GVA by 2030, which is twice the national target.”

Professor Raval will join fellow University of Liverpool Board members Professor Anthony Hollander, Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Research and Impact, and Professor Matt Reed, Strategic Director of the Materials Innovation Factory, who is an Observer.

The University of Liverpool works closely with the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority (LCRCA) to build strength and help address key challenges. Visit this webpage for more information .