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David Elson Lead Technologist Marine and Maritime

David Elson

I joined Innovate UK in June 2013 as Lead Technologist for the Marine and Maritime Industry, where I'm responsible for delivering our expanding activities in the sector.

I have held design, engineering and strategic positions with large and small organisations in the UK and overseas and in the defence, leisure and commercial maritime sectors.

Additionally, I have been involved in contributing designs to America's Cup Campaigns and played a leading role in the successful tender and engineering of the largest private yacht ever built in the UK.

I'm proud to have been involved in recently revising the UK Marine Industries Technology Roadmap which further defines common development themes and maximises the ability for UK organisations to benefit from growth opportunities.

I am a Chartered Naval Architect.