Andy Treen

Knowledge Transfer Adviser

I am the Knowledge Transfer Adviser for Cornwall, Devon, Somerset and Exeter. I have a technical background in physics and engineering with particular experience in a wide range of electromagnetic technology from microwave to optical frequencies.

The Knowledge Transfer Partnerships programme promotes business led, open innovation by connecting companies with academic expertise to enable them to grow their business. I look after businesses supporting their projects with knowledge bases in many parts of the country. I also maintain relationships with a number of designated universities in relation to their participation in the programme.

I have spent much of my career in the defence industry, where I led a number of multidisciplinary research teams. I have been active in business diversification and technology transfer for a number of years gaining experience in diverse markets including FMCG, security, marine and the built environment.

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