Mark Lynch

Knowledge Transfer Adviser - Hertfordshire and London North / Central

I am the Knowledge Transfer Adviser for North West London and Hertfordshire, responsible for developing and managing a portfolio of successful Knowledge Transfer Partnerships between businesses and academia.

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 part of the country. I also maintain relationships with a number of designated universities in relation to their participation in the programme.

I have experience in engineering design, manufacturing management and leadership. Previously I worked at the Home Office, Centre for Applied Science and Technology, where as Head of Mechanical Engineering I led multi-discipline teams delivering projects for law enforcement and Government customers. I have also worked in a broad range of roles across various manufacturing industry sectors, consistently delivering tangible business benefits.

I have a passion for profitable design and manufacturing excellence, particularly with SMEs, where I believe ordinary people can make a massive difference, if given a little help. To this end I have written a series of books. I am committed to raising professionalism through mentoring and coaching. I am a Chartered Engineer and Fellow of both the IMechE and IET.

I started my career as a KTP (TCS) Associate, so am pleased to be helping launch the career of others.

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