Dr Andrew Mearns Spragg is a scientific entrepreneur and marine biotechnology pioneer with a successful track record of growing venture backed technology businesses.
For the past 19 years, his career has focused on the creation of companies involved with the commercial exploitation of marine biotechnologies. Andrew has successfully raised to date over £16M in equity finance from VCs and Angels and has secured competitive grant funding from EU and UK sources worth >£3M.
He was the recipient of the 2007 Gannochy Award and Medal from the Royal Society of Edinburgh, Scotland’s highest award for Innovation. His entrepreneurial achievements were further recognised in 2008, winning the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year in Health Care for Scotland. Andrew holds Honorary Professorships from the University of Stirling (2012-2016) and University of the Highlands and Islands (2012 – Present). He is an Emeritus member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh’s Young Academy of Scotland and is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the Royal Society of Biology.
Andrew founded Jellagen in 2015, and established the first manufacturing plant of Jellyfish Collagen as well as building in-house collagen standards and first data sets. He is a member of the Board and Executive Committee, responsible for Scientific and Technology strategy, Product Development and Business Development activities.