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Kevin Baughan, Director of Technology and Innovation

Kevin Baughan

Kevin Baughan served as the Deputy Chief Executive of Innovate UK. His role focused on both the development and delivery of Innovate UK’s investment portfolio locally, nationally and globally.

Before taking up the position as Deputy Chief Executive, Kevin was Innovate UK’s Director of Technology and Innovation from 2014 to 2016, and Chief Development Officer from 2016 to 2017. Kevin has a track record in leading-edge innovation in the telecommunications industry. This includes leadership roles with BT, Nortel Networks and Virgin Media. Here, he pioneered the transition to superfast broadband, migration to connected TVs and roll out of WiFi across the London Underground ahead of the 2012 Olympics.

Kevin has a BSC from the University of Birmingham in Electronic and Electrical Engineering, an MSC from Aston University in Computer Science and an MBA from Imperial College.

From 1995 to 2008 Kevin was an honorary professor at the University of Birmingham. With university staff he co-founded a start-up that developed highly resilient network technologies, with investment funding from the US Air Force research labs.

Outcomes and connections

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Game changing new connections to the ecosystem

Better outcomes Everyone has a different definition for “innovation”. I think of innovation as simply “delivering better outcomes”. It is broad enough in scope to reflect the importance of innovation in enhancing every aspect of our lives, whilst at the …

Shaping the future

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Mapping the Precision Medicine Landscape

Disequilibrium and innovation I wasn’t sure what all the antonyms of equilibrium were until I looked them up. Disequilibrium is indeed one of them and it is a word that sounds as unsettled and unpredictable as its meaning conveys. Yet …

Creative destruction

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Creative destruction, storm

Kevin Baughan talks about the role of disruptive change in driving the fourth industrial revolution.  Joseph Schumpeter You could be forgiven for thinking that “Creative Destruction” is a paradox, juxtaposing as it does, the unpalatable connotations of destruction with the inspirational emotions …

New Year's resolutions

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New Year Resolutions

How to keep your New Year's resolution A great many of us will have made promises to ourselves at Hogmanay for the year ahead, with the most popular of these resolutions focusing on the need to improve our fitness or …

The geography of innovation

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Innovation map screenshot

A global perspective In October, Innovate UK held its first ever Innovation Awards. At a showcase event in the House of Commons, we celebrated the success of some of the UK's most innovative businesses. Speaking at the event, Science and Universities …