Ian is responsible for growing and developing KTN’s strategies for assisting innovative companies through the application and raising of finance – lending, grants, or equity based. The team delivers the Venturefest network, a Pitchfest network and works with several early stage investors in preparing companies for investment. Ian is the Secretary-General of HEPtech network at CERN.
Formerly he was External Technology Transfer lead at the Science and Technology Facilities Council, where he also co-created the UK Innovation Forum, to find the management required by UK research institutions to fill posts in their spinouts, or otherwise participate in the commercialisation of new technologies. He started his carer at BT Research Labs, in Martlesham.