CENSIS has appointed Dr Stephen Milne as its first Director of Strategic Projects. Stephen takes on the new role after spending time as Business Development Manager.
A Saltire Fellow, Stephen was previously a Research Associate at the University of Strathclyde and a product engineer at Freescale Semiconductor. Stephen holds an Engineering Doctorate in medical devices from the University of Strathclyde.
As Director of Strategic Projects, Stephen will focus on identifying and securing larger and longer-term projects – working with funders from across the UK – as well as developing new partnerships with companies and academic institutions.
Stephen Milne said: “I am excited to take on this role at CENSIS, as we enter a new era for the innovation centre. Focussing on the big challenges that we face in business and society, particularly climate change, will be a key part of what we do in the years ahead and I look forward to playing a central role in helping CENSIS, and the businesses we support, respond these issues.”
Paul Winstanley, CENSIS CEO, added: “Stephen has been with CENSIS for five years – not only does he know the Innovation Centre inside and out, he has a deep understanding of the academic world and industry across Scotland the UK more widely. His appointment is part of a wider re-organisation of our team that will make us even more proactive in seeking out large, ambitious projects that can make a significant and sustainable impact in Scotland and beyond.”