Ms Heather Niven

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Ms Heather Niven

Head, Science City York

Heather currently works for Science City York (SCY), which is now part of Make It York. SCY works with businesses in IT & Digital, Creative and Bioscience industry areas and accelerates innovation in the city via organisational support, project delivery and a lively events and workshop programme. SCY have been providing development guidance, innovation advice and support to companies and individuals in Yorkshire and further afield for almost 20 years.
Heather’s current goals are to help enable York to become one of the most innovative cities in the world through building capacity, infrastructure development, support for collaboration, providing intelligence and brokering relationships between our innovative companies and national and international partners. York is experiencing an innovation renaissance and it is an exciting time to be working here!
Heather is a Fellow of the RSA,  has a Masters in Leadership and Management and a BSc (HONS) in Psychology.
Specialties: Open Innovation, Business introductions, funding opportunities, networking events, creative intelligence and innovative thinking, making contacts, specialist business advice, Lateral problem solving.