Peter is an experienced executive and entrepreneur who has formed several technology-based start-ups, been Managing Director of another company which he sold to a PLC, and acted as a business coach and angel investor.
Since 2000 Peter has led a number of “open innovation” and entrepreneurial not-for profit organisations including:

  • for the Innovate UK (the UK government’s innovation agency), Peter secured the initial £50 million funding and led the planning and creation of the Digital Catapult as a national centre of collaborative research and innovation in digital technologies
  • formed and ran the London Technology Network as an open innovation broker which helped executives to accelerate their technological innovations by linking them to university scientists (>300 university-Business collaborations stimulated per year)
  • CEO of CSEL, a charitable joint venture between London Business School and UCL, which had the mission to stimulate and support technology-based entrepreneurship.
He has supported the social and economic impact of the research base in many ways including being on a university Council, chairing a business incubator, sitting on committees awarding many £millions in “proof of concept” funding to academics, judging many university business plan competitions and teaching entrepreneurship.

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.

This project has received funding from the Government of the Republic of Cyprus through the Directorate General for the European Programmes, Coordination and Development.