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Mike Biddle, Deputy Director of Innovation Programmes

Mike Biddle

Mike is Portfolio Development
Lead at Innovate UK. He has responsibility to help develop and deliver innovation programmes that will accelerate economic growth in our priority areas for the benefit of UK business.

Previously he was leader of the Assisted Living Innovation Platform (ALIP) which is responding to the societal challenge of the demographic shift. Mike was also President of the Ambient Assisted Living Association which had similar aims and goals as part of a pan-European investment activity worth over €600m.

Mike joined Innovate UK in July 2007, in his first role he co-authored the UK strategy for Electronics, Photonics and Electrical Systems in October 2008. Prior to this Mike worked in the Photonics industry for twelve years after graduating with a Masters in Physics from Imperial College, London.

Mike is also a Chartered Physicist with the Institute of Physics.

Defining innovation

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Innovation – more than a word Used to describe everything from new technology to the transformation of company cultures to sometimes just the downright cool, innovation has become such an over-used word that it sometimes feels like this term has …