Dr Tim Minshall
Reader in Technology and Innovation Management, Director of MET IIB
- Open innovation
- University-industry collaborations
- Technology business investment and incubation
- Engineering education
- Digital Fabrication
Tim Minshall joined the Centre for Technology Management in October 2002. He is a member of the Board of St John's Innovation Centre, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness (ITEC) at Doshisha University, and a member of the IET's Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel. He is a member of advisory / steering committees for groups including ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs, Cambridge i-Teams, Colworth Science Park and 100% Open.
Before joining the Centre, he was a Project Manager and Board Member at St John's Innovation Centre Ltd where he worked on a series of projects to support industry / academic collaboration focused around new technology ventures. Two of his main projects were support for the setting up and early management of the University of Cambridge Entrepreneurship Centre (now Cambridge Enterprise and the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning) and the management of the 'Developing Entrepreneurs' project. This project led to the formation of the 'Enterprise Link' networking group for new technology ventures, the production of the 'Cambridge Technopole Report', the formation of the Cambridge Technopole Group, and the publication of the 'Funding Technology' report series.
Prior to working at St John's Innovation Centre, he worked as a teacher, consultant, plant engineer and freelance writer in the UK, Australia and Japan. He has B.Eng. from Aston University and a PhD from Cambridge University Engineering Department.
He is actively involved in outreach activities to raise awareness of engineering among primary and secondary schoolchildren. Resources relating to this topic can be found at the What Engineers Do blog, and a video of a talk Tim delivered at the 2012 TEDxGranta conference gives an overview of the key challenges in getting children to take more of an interest in engineering.
For a complete listing of Tim Minshall's publications follow this link to the Department of Engineering publications database.