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Recent Opportunities

• Wireless transmission of electricity is here! Testudo client Codigo DUPV is ready to demonstrate its wireless charger for mobile phones, household appliances and even electric vehicles. Partners are welcome to jointly develop and commercialisation real products. Contact Ron for more details.

IoP Innovation awards are seeking products, processes or innovations involving the application of physics in a business situation. Deadline for applications: 30 April 2012

• Social housing developer United House seeks rapid surveying technology and data processing software to streamline its patented WHISCERS process. Contact Andy for more details.

• Cisco BIG Awards offer cash prizes, publicity & support for groundbreaking ideas in Big Data, Collaboration, Future Cities, Internet of Things or Mobility. Contact us to discuss support for submitting an application. Deadline: 1 May 2012

• EU consortium seeks a wind turbine blades manufacturer for a project, developing a new epoxy coating for large wind turbine blades. Deadline: 3 May 2012. Contact Andy for more details.

• RBS EnterprisingU competition is open: £25k available for the best business plan, developed by any student or recent graduate. Deadline for application is 15 June 2012

• Available for demonstration: Passive Heat-recovery ventilation for built enviroment, offering energy-efficiency at ultra-low cost. Contact Ron for more details.

• Energy Technologies Institutes seeks partners for energy-from-waste demonstrator: 3 concept projects will be funding, leading to 1 full plant. Deadline for notification of intent: 7 June.

• £1 billion is available through the Regional Growth Fund for projects that leverage aim to create economic growth and sustainable employment. Minimum project size: £1m.

• The Energy Technology Institute has issued a Request for Proposals for a consumer behaviour study in the field of smart system technology and heat. The project will aim to provide insight into how demand for heat can be controlled to meet consumer needs, while delivered in the most cost effective and secure way.

Testudo Innovation is an energetic consultancy, sitting on the interface between inventors, academia and business, supporting the conversion of new ideas and technologies into products and services. Testudo combines technological expertise with a thorough understanding of commercial mechanisms and a strong network of professionals to help you bring your ideas to market.

Testudo's partners each bring a wealth of experience and their own expertise to the company. Depending on your needs, we will draw on the skills of one or more of partners to give you the best possible support.

Andy Hebb has worked for over 5 years in a technology commercialisation and business support role for both industry and academic based clients across the environmental, engineering and materials science sectors. Expert in sourcing value adding project partners and finance he has worked directly with the R&D community to submit projects to UK and European initiatives, and currently sits on the supervisory board of an EC funded Marie Curie network advising on impact, dissemination and transfer of skills. Andy also writes research and commercial contracts for HEIs involved in clinical trials and materials transfer agreements for the medical sector. Andy's previous work for Castrol and Reckitt Benckiser, a PhD (Chemistry) and training from the London Business School and Praxis Unico ensure a solid level of understanding of the innovative client base and their needs across the UK and Europe.

Andy can be reached on andy.hebb@testudo-innovation.co.uk, 07590 309 820 or through Skype on akhebb

Peter Hicks has over 35 years experience working with many innovative technology companies worldwide, including extended periods spent working internationally in Silicon Valley and France.  
Peter worked as one of the General Managers of ARM Holdings PLC where he introduced many successful products that are still used today in multiple applications. Throughout his career, Peter has worked in a number of electronic engineering start-up companies in a range of roles, including design consultant, marketing and sales, both in the US and Europe. Peter holds a BSc in Electronics from the University of Surrey and an MSc from UMIST in Integrated Circuit Design.

Peter can be reached on peter.hicks@testudo-innovation.co.uk, 07785 111 213 or through Skype on peterjhicks

Ron Oren has hands-on experience with R&D in both academic and industrial settings. Educated to PhD level (Cambridge, 2009), Ron has done research centred on materials science, mostly for sustainability and renewable energy sources. He also has a thorough grounding in biotechnology and a solid understanding of engineering.
Ron’s experience with commercialisation of technology and product development stems from his time working for LTN, where he provided business support to companies active in environmental technologies. During this time, Ron published > 50 technology profiles for his clients on a match-making database (resulting in concrete deals for 10 of the profiles) and countless direct introductions between contacts in his network.

Ron can be reached on ron.oren@testudo-innovation.co.uk, 07503 421 057 or through Skype on ronoren1980

Jolyon White is a successful, senior commercial manager, with over 10 years experience reporting to board level in the technical, dynamic and highly regulated environment of an international company and seven years in the strategically complex area of the “not-for-profit” company. He specialises in strategic management of international business development projects, delivering long-term, multi-million $ contracts. 
Operating at the interfaces between organisations - public and private, Jolyon has developed relationships and closed deals with companies from small biotech to blue-chip pharmaceutical majors. He draws upon his broad background and ability to manage inter-cultural relationships to ensure that a common understanding is quickly created between the parties involved and to generate a genuine long-term team commitment and loyalty to the projects that result from the transaction.

Jolyon can be reached on jolyon.white@testudo-innovation.co.uk, 07775 278 805 or through Skype on jolyon.white1


Testudo Innovation LLP is registered in England with registration number OC371318. Its registered offices are CPC1 Capital Park, Fulbourn, Cambridge CB21 5XE