Colin Barker, Co-Founder of BiologIC Technologies, is a biologist with an engineering habit. With a degree in Genetics and a PhD in Toxicogenomics, he has a solid scientific background but over the years has broadened his skill set to include software programming, management and leadership, and automation design and fabrication. Dr Barker has over a decade of experience in the development of commercial products and services – from innovation and proof of concept through to commercialisation and ISO accreditation. In addition to product development, he has worked at a strategic level, building new value propositions and refining business processes and workflows. With an emphasis on production methodologies and design for manufacture, this has enabled rapid scale-up, increased efficiency and reductions in cost of goods. Through his commitment to best practice in leadership and management, Dr Barker holds a Fellowship of the Chartered Management Institute.