Abigail Hird

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Design

I lead the Design Innovation Network, working across sectors and technology areas to create connections to help innovators leverage good design practice and deliver positive change. I am passionate about the role that diversity and inclusion, good collaboration and systems thinking have to play in delivering better innovation outcomes.

I have deep expertise in design, manufacturing, innovation, and engineering management, and previously led Innovate UK KTN’s Navigating the Design to Manufacture Journey programme. With experience in both industry and academia I have led multi-partner innovation projects in a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, logistics, defence, textiles and medical devices.

I hold a Doctorate in Systems Engineering, an MEng in Product Design Engineering and am a Fellow of the RSA.

Get in touch if you’re looking to find out how design can give your business an advantage.

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