Mr Chris Hassall
Business Development Advisor (Lead)
Acceleration Through Innovation - Research Impact and Partnerships (Research & Innovation)
Lead Business Innovation Advisor on the Acceleration Through Innovation programme run by the University in Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly.
An experienced advisor who has worked successfully with a variety of businesses on innovation projects. Creating links between industry and business's undertaking RD&I and the university's academic expertise and resources to accelerate innovation in client businesses. Owned and run a number of small businesses in the region and worked within a brewery as sales & distribution manager so has practical experience of issues facing SMEs and in particular scale up and research challenges.
Acceleration Through Innovation (ATI2) is a 3 year ERDF project which is designed to support business Innovation across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly. Led by the University of Plymouth with support from Cornwall Council, ATI² supports SME’s who are seeking to commercialise new opportunities which can lead to increased growth, productivity and sustainable change.
BA Hons, 1st Class, War & Society (Interdisciplinary degree International Relations, Classics and History) - Swansea University
Dissertation achieved 90% and awarded prize for highest in the Humanities Department
Accredited Innovation Practitioner: Institute of Innovation & Knowledge Exchange (IKE) 2019
Owned and run a number of small businesses in the region and worked within a brewery as sales & distribution manager.