Dr Sarah Gaunt

Founder and Director


Sarah has extensive experience of taking ideas from concept to commercial reality in a number of different organisations including large multinational companies, academic groups and small start-up businesses. Possessing a broad technical background, she is an expert in commercialising intellectual property within short timeframes to produce profitable business opportunities. Specialising in developing IP from Academic source and providing the translation to large businesses, Sarah has worked in a number of different organisations at the interface between Academia and industry.

She has an academic background in chemistry and nano ceramics and extensive commercial experience in the pharma and food industries. More recently Sarah has been heavily involved in the preparation of Novel foods submissions for foods such as CBD and insects.

Previous successes include taking a sodium reduction product, Soda-Lo, from a once in the laboratory product to a multi-million dollar licensing deal with Tate and Lyle, a large multinational company.

At SPG Innovation Sarah is responsible for the organisation’s strategic direction and ideation. She leads on the regulatory elements as well as the consultancy arm of the business.

Away from the business Sarah loves to be active, especially running, having competed for England at athletics and cross country in the past. These days her running is confined to parkrun and chasing after her children.