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Former CEO moves to science park

Moller to lead investment at BioQuarter

Hans MollerEdinburgh BioQuarter has appointed a former chief executive of Scandinavia’s largest science park, as its first director.

Hans Möller (pictured) will take up the new post in October and joins from the North East Local Enterprise Partnership, in Newcastle, where he has been innovation director since March 2015. 

Edinburgh BioQuarter brings together life science companies, the Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh, the University of Edinburgh’s medical teaching school and a number of research institutes.

Formerly the Chief Executive of Ideon Science Park in Sweden, Mr Moller will be tasked with generating inward investment and fostering a culture of collaboration and innovation across the site. 

He said: “This is a big challenge but one which I’m really looking forward to taking on. The opportunity to move to Edinburgh and to head up a new team at Edinburgh BioQuarter was a big draw for me.

“I can see lots of opportunities to develop what is already a really attractive proposition and a unique place. When you look at what is already established at the park – the highly-skilled people, the hospital, the world-class research and the life sciences companies then we have great foundations to work from.”

Edinburgh BioQuarter is a public sector partnership between NHS Lothian, Scottish Enterprise, the University of Edinburgh and the City of Edinburgh Council.  

On behalf of the partners, Hugh Edmiston, chairman of the strategy board for Edinburgh BioQuarter, said: “This is a unique collaboration between four public sector partners and having someone of Hans’ experience and expertise in place is a big step forward in realising the huge potential at Edinburgh BioQuarter.” 

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