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Katrina Hayter

Katrina is UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) Challenge Director for Transforming Food Production challenge, which is a £90 million programme supporting technology and data-driven transformation in UK agriculture.

Prior to this, she was the Deputy Director - Global Portfolio responsible for leading on UKRI and Innovate UK’s business-led innovation global programs and partnership opportunities.

In her previous roles, she has worked for different organisations across the Agri-tech sector including FERA Science, DuPont Pioneer, and the World Economic Forum.

Throughout her career, she has worked on the commercialization of technology innovation both from a public and government perspective. Katrina has achieved a PhD in Biosciences, an MSc in Ecology and a BSc in Plant Sciences.