Dr Andy Sellars
Lead Technologist , Innovate UK
Andy joined Innovate UK in 2013 as Lead Technologist for High Value Manufacturing following a 20 year career in the electronics industry.
Andy completed an industrially sponsored PhD at Strathclyde University, which was commercialised by Diagnostic Monitoring Systems.
Following university, Andy developed high voltage transmission for Rolls Royce, high-definition RADAR for the MoD and advanced test systems for Spirent PLC. This led to financial transaction software, followed by photon counting sensors for health analytics while working at Abbott Diagnostics in Dallas.
As an independent consultant, Andy developed lighting to film James Bond, marketing strategies for IPTV and colour-blending algorithms. He also set up an events management company with charitable status, securing a keynote speaker from the House of Lords.
At Innovate UK, Andy takes responsibility for materials, electronics and precision manufacturing, helping to build strategic alliances to commercialise the UK’s excellent research.
Andy holds an Executive MBA from the Adam Smith Business School at Glasgow University.