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Innovation Partners was set up and is managed by John Cummins. He has around 25 years experience in research, industry and consulting, and has worked extensively in Europe, the US and New Zealand.

John Cummins is a recognised expert in commercialising university-based research. He collaborates with a wide range of universities and research institutes and acts in an advisory capacity to public institutions and private companies. He is currently an Industry Fellow at Queen Mary University London and a Manufacturing Fellow at the University of Greenwich.

John has worked for the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany and for a venture-creation arm of SRI International, the prestigious research organisation in the heart of Silicon Valley. He also has a significant amount of consulting experience with A.T.Kearney in Germany, and SRI Consulting in the UK. More recently, he has collaborated with the Institute for Manufacturing at Cambridge University in the capacity of Visiting Industrial Fellow. He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Brunel University and the Fraunhofer Institute, and speaks both German and Spanish fluently.

Innovation Partners is headquartered in London, UK. Through his extensive experience in commercialising university-based research; a diverse professional network in both academic institutions and industrial organisations throughout the world; participation in numerous international projects; and professional-level language skills in three key European languages, John is able to successfully lead and contribute towards many pan-European and global technology-intensive initiatives.

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