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Technology Innovation and Entrepreneurship

The 4th Industrial Revolution is driving a rapid change at scale in technological advances such as IoT, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, supercomputing, cloud-based communication and cross-disciplinary fields such as neuro-technology.

Our Entrepreneurship team work collaboratively with staff, Entrepreneurs in Residence (Nick Russill and Steve Senior) and students and to nurture and explore the incredible innovation and technology development in Engineering. We work closely with the Student StartUp team on pre-incubator and incubator programmes and SETSquared is the UBI number 1 Global University Business Incubator supporting researchers and academics in our team to develop innovative technological inventions on their route to entrepreneurship.

Our Entrepreneurship team have a breadth of technical, consulting and Entrepreneurship experience with an industry network including Arup, TerraDat Geophysics, Signbox, Mathys, CellPath, NHS, AECOM, WSP and ST Microelectronics and our research and consultancy background includes:

  • Injury Analysis and Prevention
  • Built Environment
  • Biomedical Instrumentation Design
  • Transformational Innovation in Water Engineering
  • 3S’s, Scalability, Structure and Systems

Recent success from engineering students in the ‘Elevate: Engineers in Business competition’ (2019 Lyster Surfcraft, 2020 PETexe and BioSmart) illustrates that the success of supporting students to develop innovative ideas that benefit the UK’s economy and society.

Key Academics

AcademicTitleRelevant interests
Professor Voicu Ion Sucala Associate Professor in Engineering Management
  • Modelling and simulation of manufacturing processes
  • Lean operations
  • Organisational analysis and adaptation to modern technologies
Dr Corrina Cory Senior Lecturer in Engineering and Entrepreneurship
  • Injury analysis and prevention
  • Technology ventures
  • Entrepreneurship
Dr Dong Wang Lecturer in Engineering and Entrepreneurship
  • Advanced manufacturing with the assistance of ultrasound and laser
  • Machinability of bio-composites
Dr Peter Melville-Shreeve Lecturer in Engineering and Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation in large organisations
  • Innovation through supply chain collaboration
  • Implementation of ubiquitous data systems through low power wide area networks