Discovery Park announces appointment to new role of Chief Business Officer

Discovery Park announces appointment to new role of Chief Business Officer

Science park expert Jane Kennedy joins to drive growth

Sandwich, Kent, June 15 2021 – Discovery Park, the Life Sciences Opportunity Zone for ambitious and growing life sciences companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of science park expert Jane Kennedy to the new role of Chief Business Officer (CBO). The new CBO, who has over a decade of experience of science parks and incubators, will play an important role in building the community of innovative companies at Discovery Park. This will include new tenants for the Park’s Incubator facility, which is expected to open at the beginning of 2022.

Jane brings to Discovery Park extensive experience of building life sciences communities and attracting tenants, driving success at Roslin BioCentre and BioCity Scotland. Via involvement in the UK BioIncubator Forum, the Glasgow BioCorridor, Glasgow’s Clinical Innovation Zone and the University of Edinburgh’s Bayes Centre, she has expertise in developing collaborations to drive innovation and economic growth. Joining from Eden Scott Talent Spark, where she developed management teams and Boards for high-tech companies, Jane spent her early career in advertising and communications.

Jane Kennedy, Chief Business Officer of Discovery Park, said, ‘Discovery Park has a range of innovative tenant companies and an ambitious growth strategy which I’m really excited by. I’m looking forward to working with Mayer and the business development team to deliver on the strategy, including the Incubator and Manufacturing Village vision.’

Mayer Schreiber, CEO of Discovery Park, said, ‘Jane’s extensive experience in science park development will be invaluable in helping us become a world class world leading science park, developing our community of innovative companies. I’m delighted to welcome her to the Discovery Park team as we leverage our Life Sciences Opportunity Zone status and continue to grow.’


Discovery Park
Emma Palmer Foster, Communications
+44 (0)7880 787185
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Editor’s Notes
Discovery Park is a thriving part of the South East’s life science community. The site offers high quality laboratory, office and manufacturing facilities, the space and support to expand, access to local finance, and a strong local scientific talent pool. It has been named a prestigious UK Life Sciences Opportunity Zone by the UK Government. Its Strategic Pillars are Innovation, Digital and AI in Healthcare, Advanced Manufacturing (including a Manufacturing Village) and STEM skills development. Scientific Elements of focus are advanced therapies, agritech, biologicals and neuroscience (particularly ophthalmology).

The growing tenant community includes Pfizer, which built the site’s reputation as a centre for drug discovery and discovered some of the most famous drugs in the world here. Other tenants include Algaecytes, Canterbury Christ Church University, Concept Life Sciences, eXroid, Firza, Genea Biomedx, LGC, Viatris, Psyros Diagnostics, Salvensis, VisusNano and Wren Healthcare. Discovery Park is home to 160+ companies employing 3,500 employees in total. With easy connections to London, Europe and the world Discovery Park is a great place to build and grow your biotech, medtech or pharma business.

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