Tim Minshall is a Reader in Technology and Innovation Management at the University of Cambridge’s Institute for Manufacturing. His research and teaching activities are focused on open innovation, the funding of innovation, and university-industry knowledge exchange. He is a non-executive director of St. John’s Innovation Centre Ltd, Cambridge and a Visiting Professor at Doshisha University Institute for Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness in Japan. He has a BEng from Aston University, and a PhD from Cambridge University Engineering Department. Prior to joining the University of Cambridge, he worked as an engineer, teacher, consultant, freelance writer and project manager in the UK, Japan and Australia.