Tim Minshall is a Reader at the University of Cambridge Centre for Technology Management. He researches, teaches, writes and consults on the topics of open innovation, technology enterprise, the financing 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.