John R T Davies
Business Development Manager
John will establish and build relationships with industrial partners to develop projects in East Wales. His career has included policy adviser at NFU, and Director of Food Centre Wales for over a decade where he designed, developed and managed incubator factory units at Horeb Llandysul for start-up companies.
John was responsible for setting up and resource managing Aberystwyth University's Upland Research Platform at Pwllpeiran.
For many years, he has been actively involved in economic development and business mentoring activities in Ceredigion and beyond.
His research interest is in new product development and innovation in bio-crops for biofuels and biopharma. He's worked on miscanthus in the uplands, galanthamine from daffodils, and red clover production on marginal land.