Siwan Smith

As Knowledge Transfer Manager for Diversity & Inclusion at KTN, Siwan works to ensure diverse innovators have access to the support and funding opportunities they need throughout the UK’s innovation eco-system.

Leading on KTN’s activities for Innovate UK’s Women in Innovation and Young Innovators programmes, Siwan has supported thousands of innovators through workshops, webinars and 1:1 support. She is also a key member of the Diversity & Inclusion Taftie Task Force, which is working with Innovation Agencies across Europe and beyond to develop Inclusive Innovation practices.

A graduate from the University of Chester, Siwan has worked across several technology sector areas and has extensive expertise in marketing, PR and events management.

Siwan is a trained facilitator, a mentor as part of LMF Network’s global mentoring programme, and a dedicated champion for diverse entrepreneurs, ensuring they have the opportunity to shine. She counts show management for the Liverpool Comedy Festival and volunteering for Manchester Pride amongst her favourite memories, and hopes to take up more volunteering positions within 2021.

Born and raised in Liverpool, when Siwan isn’t spending time with her two Goddaughters and Sprocker Spaniel Loki, she is a keen traveller, with Singapore, New York and Dubrovnik amongst her favourite destinations to date, although she is still very much looking forwards to visiting Hobbiton in New Zealand and having a pint at the Green Dragon when time allows.