Tim Minshall

Member of the Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel

Tim Minshall

Dr Tim Minshall has been appointed as the inaugural Dr John C Taylor Professor of Innovation at the University of Cambridge, a new post that will build on the University’s strengths in science, engineering and entrepreneurship. Dr Minshall, who is currently Reader in Technology & Innovation Management in the Department of Engineering and Fellow of Churchill College, will take up his new post on 1 October 2017.

Tim Minshall is a Reader in Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering. His research is focused on open innovation, emerging technologies investment and incubation, university-industry knowledge exchange, and engineering education.

He is a non-executive director of St. John’s Innovation Centre Ltd, Cambridge, a Visiting Professor at Doshisha University Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness in Japan, and a Research Associate of the University of Cambridge Centre for Business Research.  

He is a member of steering groups for Colworth Science Park, the ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator, 100%open, Cambridge i-Teams and Cambridge University Entrepreneurs.  He has a BEng from Aston University, and a PhD from Cambridge University Engineering Department. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, he worked as an engineer, teacher, consultant, freelance writer and project manager in the UK, Japan and Australia. He is a recipient of a University of a Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence  and a Royal Academy of Engineering/ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award.  

He is actively involved in outreach activities to raise awareness of engineering among primary and secondary schoolchildren and edits the 'What Engineers Do' blog (www.whatengineersdo.info).