David Hardman
Bruntwood Sci Tech

Since arriving in late 2008 I have lead the science park’s re-engagement with the regional innovation agenda; working to placing it at the heart of Birmingham’s digital/tech community.

Last 20 years in knowledge transfer, working at the interface between applied research and commercial application and exploitation.

Expertise and interests directed towards creating appropriate partnerships and infrastructures to promote the development of knowledge-based businesses across a range of sectors including ICT, Digital Media and Games, CleanTech, Biotech, MedTech. To do this I believe we need to:

Promote collaboration and partnerships between national and regional agencies, HEI’s and the private sector.

Position science parks, innovation centres and incubators as hubs to promote high-tech business start-ups and growing ventures.

Advocate the role of science parks and innovation campuses as the driving force for thriving city-based innovation districts that are relevant to the citizens and economic development of the city regions.