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David Elson Lead Technologist Marine and Maritime

David Elson

I joined Innovate UK in 2013 to lead and grow our work with the marine and maritime industry, then transitioned to a strategic business role in Clean Growth before moving to my current position.

As Head of Manufacturing and Materials, I lead a talented and experienced team focused on helping the UK industry to innovate and thrive on our pathway to Net-Zero.

A key part of this is our sponsorship of the High Value Manufacturing Catapult to support companies to design, develop and deliver innovation.

I am a Naval Architect by training. Prior to joining Innovate UK I worked in design offices and shipyards in the UK and overseas.