Adrian Allen
Innovate UK Business Growth Scaleup Director

Adrian brings to the team over 30 years’ experience in product 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.  

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.  

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, launching a Knowledge Transfer Programme (KTP) service, and working with multiple stakeholders to establish a new business park.

In addition to innovation and Scaleup Programme roles, Adrian also manages the UKIPO IP Audit grants scheme for London.

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