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Rob Wilkinson

Rob has dedicated his career to helping large blue chip companies innovate, deciding where to focus, who to partner, and which path for development and commercialisation. He is passionate about the role of innovation in shaping a better society, as the process to advance human knowledge and sustainability, and the framework to ensure prosperity for future generations. These values he applies widely in his work with great clients such as Procter & Gamble, AB Inbev, Johnson & Johnson, Shell, Boeing, Nokia and Nike.

For over 16 years, Rob was a director of Innovia Technology, a Cambridge-based company with a strong track record for breakthrough innovation. As a first joiner, he’s enjoyed all the thrills and spills of moving from the start-up phase to the teenager years. Before Innovia, Rob worked at Procter & Gamble in FMCG production and Shell in the management of air quality and the carbon footprint of its operations.

Rob started his career at Plessey Electronics and completed a PhD in semiconductor physics at the Cavendish Laboratory, Cambridge. Electronics and computing continue as an important thread in his life, now through a series of home IoT projects.