james MacFarlane

Dr James MacFarlane

Head of Grants

Dr James MacFarlane leads GrantTree’s innovation grants department, where he and his colleagues help cutting-edge businesses acquire non-dilutive funding for their development work. Having gained a degree in Geoscience and a PhD in Material Science from the University of Bristol, James acquired several international patents in the field of remote sensing. He left academia, supported by the Royal Society of Edinburgh, to launch a startup that commercialised his research into radiological contamination, for which he received the prestigious ERA Foundation Award from the Royal Academy of Engineering. He has deep experience with Innovate UK awards, EU funding streams (H2020) and Scottish Enterprise and enjoys working with companies in various sectors, including medical devices, advanced materials and digital solutions. Based in Sweden, James spends most of his evenings and weekends in the great outdoors, gardening, foraging and chasing after his two children.

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