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Peter Simpson

Peter Simpson

Role: Director

Peter oversees the N8 Research Partnership’s multi-university research programmes, and develops new academic-industrial research collaborations. Unlocking research excellence is a key N8 goal, as Peter’s sees translational innovation as the necessary cornerstone of economic growth for the North. Prior to joining N8, Peter worked in strategic leadership and open innovation roles for global pharmaceutical companies.

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Peter Simpson, director of N8

How innovation communities can deliver more effective research

Successful interfaces between the third sector, business, and academia are becoming critical in research programmes. N8 director Peter Simpson describes how cross-sectoral ‘innovation communities’ can enable collaboration, producing more effective research and a wide range of other benefits.