Ravneet Kaur

Ravneet is a clean energy enthusiasts and a clean tech ninja.

She is dynamic, result-oriented innovation professional with over 11 years of business development and innovation management work experience having a formal education in business management, marketing, renewable energy, and finance. Ravneet holds triple masters, an MBA from a reputed Indian University, MSc International Marketing and PGCert Renewable Energy Enterprise and Management from Newcastle University

She is committed to utilise disruptive technology and innovative commercialisation strategies to promote novel clean technology solutions for solving global social, economic, and environmental problems. In her current role, as Innovation Manger at ORE Catapult she works as a self-driven strategic business, portfolio, and project manager with multi-functional teams implementing broad knowledge of development, procurement, technology, strategy, and policy that she has gained over the last decade. She is responsible for establishing effective relationships and managing and co-coordinating collaborative research and development projects with partners (academia, industry and SMEs) across the innovation landscape covering variety of offshore wind technologies.

In her previous role as Co-Founder and Chief Operating Officer of Equiwatt limited, a cleantech start-up, which has been featured in Current News, Business Live, Chronicle Live and The Journal, she led the strategic development of the company’s vision and plans while managing smooth delivery of day-to-day tasks, including human resources, legal, tax, marketing, report writing, preparing investment deck, finances, and extensive market research.  During her time at Equiwatt, she has raised private investment and government grant; developed key strategic partnerships and managed various projects involving senior stakeholder including the development of IoT technology and its deployment for pilot trials.

Throughout her career, Ravneet has proven track record of being recognised for her excellence. She was one 200 hundred exceptional digital talent visa recipient in 2016, a highly prestigious recognition by UK gov. In 2018, she was invited by UK PM at a technology celebratory event at 10 Downing Street. She is winner of Entrepreneur of the Year, Young Renewable Energy Professional by Renewable Energy Association and recognised as Top 100 North East, UK Entrepreneurs. In 2020, she was also listed in Future List of Northern Power Women, sponsored by Ernst and Young, for her work in energy sector as a role model and future leader

Being first woman from her family to study abroad and have a professional career, it was a uphill battle to break many conformist societal norms and thus, very well recognises the value of role models and representation. So giving back to her community is a very important aspect of her life. She passionately promote entrepreneurship and stem uptake amongst students and particularly encourage women to pursue higher aspirations. Further, she volunteer as an Enterprise Adviser for local schools and Fouder4Schools, and a STEM Ambassador. She is also a guest lecturer on innovation and offshore renewable sector by Newcastle University.