The Route to Commersialisation


James Baker, The University of Manchester, National Graphene Institute, UK
James joined the University of Manchester after 25 years in Industry where most recently he was Vice-President of Technology Collaboration Programmes and Managing Director of the Advanced Technology Centres for BAE Systems in the UK. As Graphene Business Director which includes the business responsibilities for the National Graphene Institute (NGI) and Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre (GEIC) he will be looking to develop the industrial partnerships and collaborations to accelerate the commercialisation opportunities for graphene. James is a chartered engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology.

Silvia Lazcano, Airbus Operations S.L., Spain
Silvia Lazcano is Head of Research and Technology Business Development & Partnerships at Airbus Operations S.L. in Spain. Silvia joined the Spanish aircraft manufacturer CASA in 1989, where she performed different roles and responsibilities. In 2001 she joined Airbus as responsible for adhesives and bonding as well as materials and processes integrator. In 2008 Silvia became the materials and processes responsible for A380 and in mid-2010 she joined the Research and Technology Program as responsible in Spain. Silvia is also President of the Spanish Technological Platform of Materials and member of the Graphene Flagship Strategic Advisory Council.
Tapani Ryhänen, Head of Business Line, NOKIA, Espoo, FI and Cambridge, UK

Dr Tapani Ryhänen is heading a Business Line at Nokia Technologies that operates in Cambridge UK and Espoo, Finland. 
His team focuses on high added-value customer solutions based on innovative sensors, photonics, flexible electronics and nanomaterials. Before his current role in Nokia he was leading Nokia’s research in sensor and material technologies, especially focusing on various applications of MEMS and nanotechnologies. He has authored over hundred scientific publications and has more than 100 granted patents on superconducting thin-film devices, micromechanical sensors and actuators, biomagnetic measurements, nanotechnologies, and mobile phone technologies and applications. His is one of the creators of Nokia's awarded Morph concept and an author and editor of a book “Nanotechnologies for Future Mobile Devices”. He is a member of the Graphene Flagship’s Scientific Advisory Council.

Ian Kinloch, The University of Manchester/ Haydale, UK
Ian Kinloch hold an EPSRC Challenging Engineering Fellowship and has previously held an EPSRC/RAEng Research Fellowship.  Ian moved to Manchester in 2006, having previously worked as a PDRA and studied for his PhD in Materials Science at the University of Cambridge and getting 
BSc(Hons) in Physics at the University of Durham. Professor Kinloch research focuses on polymeric and carbon (graphene and nanotubes and related nanomaterials. His research on applications is on polymer-nanocarbon composites, electrodes and the bio-nano interface. Ian is the Graphene Flagship’s Deputy Leader for Polymer Composites Work Package.

Lorenzo De Michieli, IIT, Italy
Lorenzo De Michieli is Technology Transfer Manager at IIT, with responsibility on protecting and licensing intellectual property, developing industrial alliances, and supporting the launch of spin off companies.
He is currently contract professor at the University of Genoa – Faculty of Economics - in Collaborative Innovation and Technology Transfer.
He is also member of the Governing Board of the “Fondazione Ricerca & Imprenditorialità”, a non-profit organization funded by major Italian banks, large industries and top research institutes to promote innovation and high tech start-up companies.
Lorenzo holds a M.S. in Physics (Material Science), and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering (Robotics) from University of Genoa, Italy. In addition, he was extensively trained on intellectual property rights and innovation management both in Italy and abroad.

Inigo Charola, Graphenea, Spain
Bio to be added.

Jaroslaw Sotor, Fots, Poland
Bio to be added.

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Publishing date: 07 June 2016 12:56