James H Baker
James Baker is a recognised innovation leader and commercialisation expert. He is currently CEO of Graphene@Manchester, based at the University of Manchester, which he joined in 2014. In his unique role, he develops industrial partnerships and collaborations to accelerate the commercialisation opportunities for graphene, the world’s first two-dimensional material that has been dubbed a ‘wonder material’. Before entering the higher education sector, James worked in industry for 25 years and led on a number of prestigious national innovation projects as managing director of the Advanced Technology Centres for BAE Systems in the UK.