Adrian Allen

Adrian brings to the team over 35 years’ experience in product and systems development, intellectual property management, and investment support for SMEs.

Specialising in Design for Manufacture and Assembly and Integrated Product Development, Adrian has assisted companies from hardware and software start-ups, to managing the IP portfolio of a multi-million-pound organisation. He was instrumental in establishing the IP Audits grant initiative for London.

Having worked with leading design consultants in Denmark, user-centred design is second nature. He has a passion for helping businesses develop practical, efficient, solutions, and is adept at identifying innovative commercialisation models and routes to market. Adrian also helps companies raise investment and finance to facilitate growth.

Previously he has played a significant role in business support infrastructure development, including the establishment of a regional proof of concept fund, setting up and managing an incubator and a regional design centre, and working with multiple stakeholders to establish a new business park.

Adrian has a number of engineering-related publications to his name and was presented with the IMechE journal paper of the year award for a Design for Manufacture analysis tool, which was subsequently implemented by a major automotive systems supplier.


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