Dr Kirk Malone

Dr Kirk Malone

Dr Kirk Malone is Director of Commercialisation at the world-leading Manchester Institute of Biotechnology, based at The University of Manchester.

In this role, Kirk works at the interface of academia and industry to secure funding for collaborative R&D and technology translation. With a background in interdisciplinary science and large-scale project management, Kirk looks to further university-business collaborations to enable scientific, economic and societal impact.

Kirk played a key role in having Manchester selected by government as the lead for the UK’s Future Biomanufacturing Research Hub which aims to pave the way for easier and quicker ways to make new materials, medicines and sustainable energy solutions from new biotechnologies.