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February 2021 – Deep Tech Leaders supports the board of Econic Technologies with the appointment of Keith Wiggins as Chief Executive.

Deep Tech Leaders is pleased to announce the appointment of Keith Wiggins as Chief Executive of Econic Technologies.

Keith is a highly experienced chemicals industry professional, having served in senior commercial and general management roles with Dow Chemical over a 20-year+ career. More recently, he served as Chief Operating Officer of Nanoco Technologies, and Chief Executive Officer of Worn Again Technologies.

Keith takes over from Dr Rowena Sellens, who led the company for 7-years and who was also appointed by the Deep Tech Leaders’ team in 2014. Having spun the business out, built an excellent team and delivered a stable, high performing product, Rowena is now passing the baton to Keith who will focus on commercialisation.

About Econic Technologies

Econic Technologies develops catalysts that convert waste CO2 into an essential ingredient within plastics.  The company offers their ground-breaking technology to plastic manufacturers, liberating them from their reliance on expensive and dirty petrochemicals and enabling them to create additional value.  The company was spun out of Imperial College in 2011 and has since received investment from leading UK-based and corporate investors.

To learn more about Econic, please refer to their website at


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