Fionnuala Costello New Programme Development Manager

Fionnuala Costello

Fionnuala is responsible for the strategic management of Open Programmes at Innovate UK. Great ideas can come from anywhere and anyone, so our open programmes, including Open funding, Eureka Eurostars and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships are accessible to all UK-based businesses undertaking innovation, in any technology and any part of the economy.

Often the cutting edge, business led ideas coming into the open programme point to interesting needs and opportunities in the marketplace that UK businesses can fill, with a little support or encouragement from Innovate UK.

Working with Shanghai and accessing the Chinese market

China smog and transport

We will shortly be announcing the results and successful projects funded through our Industrial Challenge Programmes between the UK and Shanghai. Besides two national competitions we have previously run with China’s central government, and one upcoming on anti-microbial resistance, we …