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Paul Winstanley, CENSIS CEO new Board Chair of Filament STAC

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27 February 2024

CENSIS CEO Paul Winstanley has taken up the post of Chair of the Board of Filament STAC, the Smart Things Accelerator Centre.

Co-founding STAC with STAC CEO Paul Wilson and STAC COO Gregor Aikman, whilst CEO of CENSIS, Paul’s passion and drive fuel his commitment to driving innovation and growth in Scotland’s tech landscape.

Paul is known for driving innovation across academia, government, startups, SMEs, and global corporations. With a background in UK MoD, Paul has a proven track record of success. As the inaugural Executive Director of Innovation and Investment at the UK Defence Solutions Centre, Paul has consistently demonstrated his ability to spearhead digital solutions across various sectors, specialising in the most regulated markets. His expertise lies in leadership, international P&L management, fundraising, and technology commercialisation. Paul serves on the boards of South of Scotland Enterprise and the EPSRC’s Science Engineering and Technology Board, where he pioneers cutting-edge research initiatives.

Paul Wilson, STAC CEO, says: “Paul’s appointment to our Chair was an obvious one to support our next phase of building STAC. As we position ourselves to continue our growth with partnerships across academia, industry and governments, embark on our international ventures and launch our investment arm, Paul’s board practice, focus on compliance and governance will be a great asset.”

Paul Winstanley, STAC Chair, says: “One of my priorities will be to strengthen the board and advisory team to support STAC with the strongest expertise in technology, investment and academia. We have an exciting future ahead with the launch of ‘thebeyond’, our fully equipped co-working space in Glasgow that will be the largest of its kind in Europe and STAC Invest efforts are evolving to include our investment syndicate within 2024”

STAC currently supports 52 Scottish startups focused on smart things and IoT with a unique company building programme that positions startups to compete in an international market place.