BEACON Team

Selwyn Owen

Business Development Manager

gao4@aber.ac.uk

Aberystwyth University

Background

Selwyn works as Business Development Manager on the BEACON biorefining initiative – a European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) project. Selwyn’s interest in the last three years has been in the waste, biomass and renewable energy markets. In his previous role, he assisted companies to identify strategic waste-to-energy technologies (gasification, pyrolysis and anaerobic digestion). Selwyn previously worked for a leading Scandinavian business school. Here, his work involved company specific sustainability projects and EU funded renewable energy projects, with focus on the developing Middle East North Africa (MENA) region. Selwyn managed and coordinated business support services for start-up technology companies at Europe’s leading Opto-electronics Incubation Center in North Wales. He has also worked in an advisory capacity for start-up and SME companies in local government. Selwyn has travelled extensively to many parts of the globe in a professional capacity. He maintains an avid interest in foreign countries and cultures and is eager to develop international business and relations.

Research Interests

Various collaborations and Strategic alliances; biotechnology and renewable energy

BEACON Activities

Business Development - facilitating industry collaboration with academia