Abi leads the Design Innovation Network and is interim head of the Design team in KTN. Working across sectors and technology areas, Abi creates connections to help innovators leverage good design practice and deliver positive change.

Abi is passionate about the role that diversity and inclusion, good collaboration and systems thinking have to play in delivering better innovation outcomes.

Abi has deep expertise in design, manufacturing, innovation, and engineering management, and previously led KTN’s “Navigating the Design to Manufacture Journey” programme. With experience in both industry and academia she has led multi-partner innovation projects in a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, logistics, defence, textiles and medical devices. Abi holds a Doctorate in Systems Engineering, an MEng in Product Design Engineering and is a Fellow of the RSA.

Get in touch with Abi if you’re looking to find out how design can give your business an advantage.

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