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Dr Elen Wade-Martins

Business Engagement Manager

Passionate about building entrepreneurial places and communities


As a consultant and then Business Manager, Elen was involved in all aspects of planning the BioEscalator, including market research, business planning, design, operations planning, business development, branding and marketing.

Current role at the BioEscalator:

  • To ensure that the BioEscalator becomes a hub for entrepreneurial biosciences
  • To plan for the next phase of BioEscalator development


Elen’s background is in research, commercialisation of research and supporting early-stage entrepreneurs, including business planning. She has worked at MIT, Oxford University Innovation, Begbroke Science Park and the Saïd Business School.

Elen can usually be found in the BioEscalator on Fridays.