Dr Kelvin Liu

Industrial Associate

Kelvin Liu is an expert in technology and innovation management, manufacturing and sustainability strategy, and leads the manufacturing diagnostics topic globally. He has extensive experience on issues of strategic planning, digitalisation, sustainable value creation, technology roadmapping, business model innovation, and industrial sustainability.


In his role as an Industrial Associate, Kelvin helps clients, particularly in the Greater China Area, to move forward in the following key areas:

  • Maximising the sustainable value of technologies through business model innovation.
  • Identifying opportunities to create and capture sustainable value outcomes.
  • Developing frameworks that facilitate strategic planning and enable the transformation of organisations.
  • Applying digital and analytics to drive business acceleration and innovation.

As a research practitioner in industrial sustainability, Kelvin is passionate about developing new methods and innovation-driven tools to solve industrial problems and making manufacturing more sustainable through business model innovation.


Kelvin has extensive working experience in technology start-ups and management consulting. Previously, he worked as a management consultant while also serving as the Partner Expert at the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO). During his time at UNIDO, he worked on providing technical cooperation services on technological and economic issues and promoting sustainable industrial development in developing countries.


Kelvin has been named in All America Chinese Youth Federation’s (AACYF) “Top 10 Outstanding Chinese America Youth” and Forbes “30 Under 30 Asia” list of “game-changers under 30 transforming the world.” He was also selected as a member of the China Youth Entrepreneurs Delegation to attend the G20 YEA Summit in Berlin.


Kelvin has a PhD in Engineering from University of Cambridge and holds an MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Cambridge. Before coming to Cambridge, he obtained an MSc in Materials Science and Engineering Management at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S. He was also a visiting researcher at Stanford University, USA and Keio University, Japan.

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