Lynsey Dunbar

Lynsey joined the IBioIC Business Engagement team as Senior Business Engagement Manager in July 2020 and her focus is mainly on funding opportunities for member companies and Scottish IB-active companies, identifying collaborative opportunities and supporting strategic projects that have been identified in the Centre’s Business Plan and through the National Plan for Industrial Biotechnology.

Lynsey brings a strong understanding of the public sector and political landscape from her previous experience at Scottish Enterprise, where she had roles as both a Grants Appraisal Officer for R&D grant applications and more recently in the Life & Chemical Sciences sector team, where she was the strategic lead for Industrial Biotechnology (IB) and she supported national strategic IB projects and initiatives, as well as supporting company growth in the IB industry. She also undertook a 3-month secondment in Scottish Government working on IB policy development. Lynsey is the current Chair of the Places theme Working group, which is a subgroup of the UK Bioeconomy Strategy Governance Group.

Prior to joining Scottish Enterprise, Lynsey worked as an R&D chemist at the distillers William Grant & Sons where she primarily focused on the optimisation of their anaerobic digestion process. Lynsey also holds a PhD in Bio-Inorganic Chemistry and a BSc Hons in Natural Sciences both from the University of Strathclyde.