Yvonne has 12 years commercial and technical business development experience in start-ups, university spin outs and blue chip companies including: Thin Film Centre, Stirling Medical Innovations Ltd, Curtis Fine Paper Ltd and the Universities of Strathclyde, St Andrews and Glasgow. Yvonne has co-founded two companies: AccuNostics Ltd to develop self-monitoring blood glucose (SMBG) systems for diabetes and Sensor Innovations Ltd a vehicle for assisting companies and Universities to successfully commercialise their IP. She has well practiced business development, marketing and commercialisation skills including transfer of knowledge from external collaborators to internal R&D teams, contract negotiations, commercial partner identification and development. Her expertise in Intellectual Property (IP) rights and licence agreements covers both Europe and USA. Yvonne has extensive product development experience from prototype through to full scale manufacture both in life sciences, physical sciences, paper and thin film industries. Yvonne has a PhD in Pure and Applied Chemistry from the University of Strathclyde.