Paul took up his current role as Interim Director of Technologies of Emerging and Enabling Technologies at Innovate UK in April 2016. He joined Innovate UK as Head of Development in 2007 and became Deputy Director Research and Chief Scientific Advisor (CSA) in 2014. Paul oversaw the creation and initial implementation of all Innovate UK first sector strategies, and led their creation of programmes in Creative Industries, Stratified (Precision) Medicine, Agri-Food, Design and Emerging Technologies.