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Andrew Mitchell

Business Development Executive at The Data Lab - innovation centre

Location
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
Industry
Education Management
Current
  1. CleanWeb Factory Ltd,
  2. The Data Lab - innovation centre
Previous
  1. Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group,
  2. Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation,
  3. University of Edinburgh
Education
  1. The Robert Gordon University
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CleanWeb Factory Ltd

CleanWeb Factory Ltd

Managing Director

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Background

Experience

Managing Director

CleanWeb Factory Ltd
– Present (1 year 11 months)Edinburgh, United Kingdom

CleanWeb Factory Ltd: Energy | Informatics | Entrepreneurship. CleanWeb Factory can help your organisation with: Fundraising; Programme Design, Management & Delivery; Executive Education and Global Networking.

Business Development Executive

The Data Lab - innovation centre
– Present (3 months)Edinburgh, United Kingdom

The Data Lab builds on innovation from Scotland’s world-leading university sector and transforms the way in which industry, public sector and academic institutions collaborate.

Scotland is fortunate to have some of the best data scientists in the world. Few other countries have the opportunity to link high quality, consistent data that has national coverage for public service improvement, economic growth and research. Scotland is well placed to be part of the data revolution, using data to deliver better outcomes for the people of Scotland.

Established with an £11.3 million grant from the Scottish Funding Council, The Data Lab will enable industry, public sector and world-class university researchers to innovate and develop new data science capabilities in a collaborative environment. Its core mission is to generate significant economic, social and scientific value from data.

With a Scotland-wide presence and Hubs in Aberdeen (Robert Gordon University), Edinburgh (University of Edinburgh) and Glasgow (University of Glasgow), it will be in close proximity to leading industry and university institutions with world-class research in informatics and computer science. Hubs are focused on building relationships locally and delivering a range of activities that span across The Data Lab’s three key areas: Collaborative Innovation; Skills & Training; and Community Building.

Challenges and Opportunities Sub Group Member

Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group
(1 year 11 months)Scotland

Business Manager

Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation
(2 years 9 months)15 South College Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9AA

The Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation is a physical hub bringing together academics, policy makers, industry leaders, entrepreneurs and investors; to help deliver Scotland’s ambitions for a low carbon economy and to create global impact from this. The Business Manager role is to support Scottish companies increase revenue, grow their team and develop new products and services. My particular role also includes founding and growing the entrepreneurship and executive education activities of the ECCI in the UK, USA, China and India.

Key achievements:

1. Delivered €400,000 of executive education turnover for the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation in the twelve months from January 2012 to January 2013.

2. Delivered executive education in January 2013 engaging 500 investors, entrepreneurs, business leaders & policy makers; in partnership with the Royal Bank of Scotland Group & Scotland’s 2020 Climate Group.

3. Established ECCI activity in China and secured an executive education contract to train Senior Officials from the Chinese National Development and Reform Commission. Leading to the ECCI having an influential role in low carbon policy and implementation across multiple Chinese Provinces.

Senior Business Development Executive

University of Edinburgh
(3 years 11 months)Appleton Tower, 11 Crichton Street, Edinburgh, EH8 9LE

Working on “ProspeKT”, a partnership of Informatics in Edinburgh and Scottish Enterprise, this role involved facilitating company creation, knowledge exchange and entrepreneurship education at the School of Informatics, the UK’s highest-quality and Europe’s largest Computer Science department. ProspeKT

Key achievements: Delivered 25,000 hours of executive education via 65 workshops and events involving every single Scottish Higher Education Institution. Established and delivered an annual investor showcase 2008 to 2011, supporting over €10M seed funding deals in early stage Informatics startups and spinouts. Built a Scottish network of more than 800 nascent-entrepreneurs, serial-entrepreneurs and investors. Technology Transfer leadership on Proof of Concept projects and spin-outs. An independent economic analysis of ProspeKT and Informatics Ventures showed that the programmes delivered between £10 and £7 of value to the Scottish economy for every £1 invested, which is a very high performing return on investment in this context.

Awards: Scottish Government Best Practice Award: “Best contribution to a Smarter Scotland through the use of European Structural Funds”, November 2010. “Exceptional performance” reward from the University of Edinburgh, July 2010.

Programme Manager

Innovation Centre Sunshine Coast Pty Ltd
(1 year 1 month)Sippy Downs, Queensland, Australia

The Innovation Centre role involved all aspects of business development for high-growth start-up companies plus market research and planning for new degrees the University of the Sunshine Coast.

Key achievements: Raised AUD$250,000 funds during this one year visiting position. Created a series of programmes and activities that have sustained and grown over the years since being established in.

Programme Manager

University of Cambridge
(2 years 4 months)Judge Business School, 10 Trumpington Street, Cambridge, CB2 1QA.

Designed, developed and delivered a range of entrepreneurship education programmes for CMI, a USD$100 million knowledge-exchange programme between the University of Cambridge, England, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA. Between 2002-04 the role was programme managing a £2.5 million investment in CMI by British Telecommunications PLC. Prospecting, connecting and developing collaborations between CMI and BT’s circa 2,500 Research & Development professionals.

Key achievements: Closing the first UK sale for MIT spinout company, Holosonics, Inc. Establishing the FIRST LEGO League in the East of England for 250 school children. Rolling out the “CMI Enterprisers” programme to 559 participants from 53 partner universities in the UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Australia and the USA. Raising £1 million in cash and £0.5 million in kind and building a network of over 100 entrepreneurs and educators for the programme.

Business Development Manager

CMI at Adastral Park
(1 year 7 months)Adastral Park, Martlesham Heath, Ipswich, IP5 3RE.

Designed, developed and delivered a range of entrepreneurship education programmes for CMI, a USD$100 million knowledge-exchange programme between the University of Cambridge, England, and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, MA, USA. Between 2002-04 the role was programme managing a £2.5 million investment in CMI by British Telecommunications PLC. Prospecting, connecting and developing collaborations between CMI and BT’s circa 2,500 Research & Development professionals.

Key achievements: Closing the first UK sale for MIT spinout company, Holosonics, Inc. Establishing the FIRST LEGO League in the East of England for 250 school children. Rolling out the “CMI Enterprisers” programme to 559 participants from 53 partner universities in the UK, France, Sweden, Finland, Australia and the USA. Raising £1 million in cash and £0.5 million in kind and building a network of over 100 entrepreneurs and educators for the programme.

Modernising Government Specialist

BT plc
(3 years 3 months)Rochester Row, Westminster, London, SW1P 1JB.

This specialist role involved transforming the perceptions of BT within the public sector through a corporate venture named BT stepchange.gov. As one of the twelve founding members in this venture, experience was gained through rapid growth to a team of 150.

Key achievements: Based in Boston for 6 months, carried out British Telecom PLC's first non-research secondment to the MIT Media Lab. With De Montfort University, established the Cabinet Office e-Envoy's "Mapping e-commerce" project. Formally recognised and rewarded with a "BT Can Do" award in June 2001 for "Innovative New Ideas". Produced a widely used “glimpse of the future” media collection.

Accounting / Analyst Support

Andersen Consulting (Accenture)
(1 year 3 months)Marathon House, Anderson Drive, Aberdeen, AB15 6FZ.

Accounting support and systems development for senior asset managers of BP “Sullom Voe”. Intranet design, build and run for a leading-edge team of SAP analysts & programmers; the first of its kind across the whole Andersen Consulting / Accenture organisation.

Architectural Technician

Covell Matthews Architects Ltd
(1 year 6 months)4 Albyn Terrace, Aberdeen, AB10 1YP.

Assistant to senior architects in the practice, involving on-site surveys for new projects, creation of planning application and building warrant drawings and early adoption of Computer Aided Design tools.

Summary

Andrew is an experienced programme manager with 19 years in the ICT sector and 12 years in business-university collaboration and commercialisation. His career has been within small and large businesses and world leading research-intensive universities; internationally across Scotland, England, the USA and Australia. He has facilitated over €10.2M of public and private funding to support startups and science/technology spinouts.

From April 2011 to June 2013 Andrew was a Business Manager at the Edinburgh Centre for Carbon Innovation. Prior to this he founded and grew Informatics Ventures, based in Europe’s largest and Britain’s highest-quality Computer Science department. Informatics Ventures was recognised with an award in 2010 as making the “Best contribution to a Smarter Scotland through use of European Structural Funds”. As part of a wider commercial Informatics programme from 2006 to 2011, Informatics Ventures delivered £7 economic impact for every £1 invested.

A key achievement of Informatics Ventures was establishing an annual investor showcase, which along with the wider Informatics commercial team facilitated €20+ million of seed funding deals in early stage startups and spinouts. Andrew was recognised by the University of Edinburgh for making an “exceptional contribution” to commercial activity.

From 2002-2006, Andrew worked for the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning at the University of Cambridge (Judge Business School), where he designed, built and delivered entrepreneurship programmes on behalf of the Cambridge-MIT Institute Limited (CMI); a $100M knowledge-exchange partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Andrew's corporate experience includes British Telecommunications PLC, as a Modernising Government Specialist from 1999-2002; spending six months of this at BT’s Disruptive Innovation Lab at the MIT Media Lab.

Specialties: Programme management, fund raising, entrepreneurship education, technology commercialisation.

Skills

Education

The Robert Gordon University

BSc (Hons) 1st Class, Technology & Business

Robert Gordon University

BSc (Hons) 1st Class, Technology & Business

Honors & Awards

1999 Scottish Student Business Plan Competition (1st place)

Languages

  1. English

Publications

Clean Tech Clean Profits - Chapters 2.3 and 4.2(Link)

Kogan Page / Institute of Directors ISBN-13: 978-0749470418

Chapter 2.3 " Efficiency Gains"
Chapter 4.2 "Smart Energy"

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