Introducing the new Innovation Director at University of Portsmouth

April 27th 2018

Chris Worrall has recently joined the University of Portsmouth into the newly created roll of Innovation Director to help the University achieve this vision.

The University of Portsmouth is committed to developing impactful relationships with the regions SME and Business communities. Of central importance to this initiative is that the university must build meaningful links with the businesses already resent within The Portsmouth Technopole, The Innovation Space and Cell Block Studios.

Chris Worrall has recently joined the University of Portsmouth into the newly created roll of Innovation Director to help the University achieve this vision. Chris was trained as a physicist, leaving Cambridge University with a PhD in medical lasers, before starting at Roke as an engineer working on communications and sensor systems work for Siemens, Rolls Royce, formula One teams and UK government. Chris spent five years working as Government Science Adviser to the MOD in central London, before returning to Roke as the companies CTO.

Chris as a history of contracting work from government into industry and SMEs, working in collaboration with universities, as well as delivering research, development and consultancy outputs to commercial and government clients.

Chris is now very much looking forward to engaging with the business community at the Technopole to establish how best the university can help to support and promote these businesses, hopefully undertaking value adding activities in partnership with each other.

For more information on how Dr Christopher Worrall could help your business please contact the team at Portsmouth Technopole for further information. 

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