Dr Simon Aliwell
Jun 04, 2009.
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Speaker Biography (Simon Aliwell)
Simon Aliwell is a technology translator of the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN. He has been delivering innovation management, technology commercialisation, R&D and entrepreneur support services to universities, established companies, start-ups and government agencies for 10 years following a technology research career. He has a background in sensors and instrumentation technology research and further experience in technology commercialisation for a diverse range of applications sectors. He has worked for Cambridge University, University College London, the research and technology consultancy Sira and the National Physical Laboratory before setting up Zartech. Here his clients have ranged from start-ups and spin-outs through to large institutions and national technology programmes including the Sensors & Instrumentation KTN, which he founded in 2005. Simon has a PhD in Chemistry from Cambridge University and an MBA from London Business School.
Company Profile (SIKTN)
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The Electronics, Sensors, Photonics (ESP) KTN is a Knowledge Transfer Network (KTN) funded by the UK Government through the Technology Strategy Board.
Electronics, sensors, photonics, plastic electronics, embedded systems, displays, lighting, instrumentation, control systems, optics, roboticsŠ it¹s all here.
ESP KTN groups a range of underpinning technologies together to make a single entity focused on knowledge sharing for business growth. It supports its technology communities and reaches out to bring together people that wouldn¹t usually meet from different sectors, academia and research. ESP KTN helps them consider new business opportunities and new technologies and companies apply these into their own business.
With over 10,000 members, ESP KTN helps business leaders to form new partnerships to help their organisations grow faster. It aims to help its members discover and adopt new technologies, share knowledge and innovations and tackle the future societal and economic challenges in a way that will create business growth.