• 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
• Social housing developer United
House seeks rapid surveying technology and data processing
software to streamline its patented WHISCERS process. Contact
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.
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.
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
• 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
• 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
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 email@example.com,
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
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
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 email@example.com,
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 $
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 firstname.lastname@example.org,
07775 278 805 or through Skype on jolyon.white1