Simon is Chair of the Innovation SuperNetwork, a network supporting innovation in business across the North East and includes the established VentureFest North East and FinanceCamp events.
The SuperNetwork enables organisations in all sectors in North East England to connect, supporting business-to-business collaboration and creating links between business and research bodies, catapults and innovation hubs. It allows people to access support, events and information which will unlock the potential for increased innovation.
Simon’s background is in product development, having run innovation teams in small businesses, corporates and academia. He has worked directly with medical device manufacturers, with NHS trusts and medical schools, and with governmental bodies (especially Innovate UK). Simon’s specialism is in managing relationships between organisations.