Barbara is responsible for the development of the Harwell Science and Innovation Campus at UKRI-STFC. She has worked alongside the Joint Venture partners to establish Harwell as an exemplar public-private partnership model that has driven economic growth, fostered national and international collaborations, attracted inward investment and advanced the frontiers of science.
Barbara has developed the cluster model at the STFC Harwell and Daresbury Science & Innovation Campuses and oversees their development. She has established a high profile for the Space, HealthTec and EnergyTec Clusters and is leading the development of a new Digital cluster.
Barbara joined STFC in 2010 as Executive Director of Business Development. Successes included the creation of International Space Innovation Centre (now Satellite Application Catapult) at Harwell and of the High Performance Computing Centre (Hartree) at Daresbury.
Barbara joined STFC from EADS Astrium (now Airbus DS), where she managed Business Development across Europe for the €3.2 billion joint ESA / EU Earth Observation Programme for Global Monitoring of Environment and Security (now Copernicus) and secured a number of large contracts. She graduated in Electronic Engineering at the University of York, completed her PhD in Artificial Intelligence and Space Radar Imaging at the University of Sheffield and holds a Certificate in Management from the Open University.
What does Oxfordshire have to offer quantum computing?
Pickavance Lecture Theatre | Main Stage
Quantum computing is in its early stages of commercialisation and continues to be strongly anchored within the academic base. Harwell Campus will host the UKRI National Quantum Computing Centre. A small number of quantum computing companies and setting up in Oxfordshire and other larger companies are providing key parts of the supply chain. This panel will look at the prospects for monetising quantum computing and will consider whether Oxfordshire can become the regional anchor for the UK’s quantum computing industry.
Panellists: Stuart Woods – Oxford Instruments, Wenmiao Yu – Quantum Dice, Barbara Ghinelli – STFC, Tom Harty – Oxford Ionics, Tim Ballance – ColdQuanta and Simon Plant – Deputy Director – Innovation, NQCC.
Chaired by Sarah Haywood – Advanced Oxford.
Sponsored by National Quantum Computing Centre.
Director, Clusters and Harwell Campus Business Development, UKRI-STFC
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