After nearly seven years at the helm of the Net Zero Technology Centre (NZTC), Colette Cohen OBE is standing down as CEO, with Myrtle Dawes announced as the Centre’s new CEO.
Colette Cohen launched NZTC in 2017, which since opening, has achieved unprecedented success. Created as part of the Aberdeen City Region Deal, with £180 million of UK and Scottish government funding, the centre has co-invested more than £253 million with industry in technologies from effective well plugging and abandonment, asset integrity to autonomous robotics and renewable power systems. It has screened over 1,810+ new technologies, progressed 175 field trials, and helped over 33 technologies to commercialise.
Under Colette’s leadership, the centre also exceeded in its mission to build and nurture a thriving start-up eco system. Through its TechX Accelerator programme, 45 tech start-ups have been supported, with TechX Pioneers raising over £75M in equity since graduating the programme.
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