Research Bid Development Manager
Michael joined the University of Surrey as Research Bid Development Manager in 2019, focussing his efforts on the UK Industrial Strategy.
He identifies opportunities for business and other partners to collaborate with University of Surrey researchers through the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund. Once a viable opportunity has been identified, he will liaise with partners to ensure a seamless relationship with the University, and work collaboratively to develop proposals to maximise the chances of success.
Prior to Surrey, Michael worked on commercialisation and knowledge exchange at the University of Bristol, engaging with a variety of businesses from multinationals to spin-outs. He also has direct experience of commercialisation from his time at a digital cinema start-up in Edinburgh. In 2007, he became part of the UK Government Chief Scientific Adviser’s Foresight programme team in London, which led to several international assignments, including projects in Singapore.