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Dr Mike Pitts - Interim Head of Urban Living and Built Environment

Mike Pitts

Mike is the Interim Challenge Director - Transforming Construction.

Mike previously led on embedding sustainability across Innovate UK’s strategy and programmes since November 2012. He has also led Clean and Cool entrepreneur Missions in 2013 to Brazil and 2015 to San Francisco. Mike also ran the Resource Efficiency programme during 2013/14. Previously Mike spent five years driving sustainability-led innovation in the chemical industry with Chemistry Innovation.

Pitch like a superhero

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Pitch like a superhero

All movies have the same basic plot structure. That was a theory in a 2004 book called The Seven Basic Plots. This might now ruin the cinema experience for you, so sorry about that. Personally I can see this reductionist …

The art of the possible

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The art of the possible, Einstein

If you don’t have a market, you don’t have an innovation. This was something learnt through experience in industry. It doesn’t matter how clever your technology or idea is, without someone willing to pay for it you just have a …