Prof. Mike Clinch

Mike is a Senior Consultant and our Materials Development Group Leader.

He has over 25 years of experience in industrial R&D, aluminium alloy product development, process improvement and business leadership.

Mike completed his PhD in Materials Engineering and Materials Design at the University of Nottingham, after receiving an Industrial Fellowship from the Royal Commission for the Exhibition of 1851. In addition to his background in applied materials research, product development and process engineering, Mike has extensive experience in strategic planning, technology road mapping and innovation management from his time in senior leadership positions in business units in the US and Europe. He has completed professional training in subject areas as diverse as Leadership, Employee Engagement, Intellectual Property, Mergers & Acquisitions, Partnerships, Marketing and Business Strategy.

Mike is a strong advocate of collaboration and partnerships to drive the development and commercialisation of new technologies. He holds advisory board positions at universities in the UK and US and is Vice-President of the Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining (IOM3), where he is Chair of their Technology Communities Board.

Mike is also Visiting Professor of Materials Innovation and Sustainability at Loughborough University, and has a passion for promoting STEM subjects to inspire the next generation of leaders.


  • Materials and Product Development
  • Innovation Management
  • Strategic Alliances and Partnerships
  • Leadership and Business Strategy

Articles by Prof. Mike Clinch.


What about inflatable autonomous electric vehicles?
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Innovation: turning knowledge into money
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