Head of Division E
Academic Division: Manufacturing and Management (Head of Division)
Research group: Strategy and Policy
Telephone: +44 1223 7 64305
Dr Minshall's research interests include:
- Open innovation
- University-industry collaborations
- Technology business investment and incubation
- Engineering education
- Digital Fabrication / 3D printing
Manufacturing, design and materials
Co-leading the Theme. Analysis of links between corporate open innovation strategies and engagement with universities; the role of university-industry collaborations in the emergence of new industries based on new technologies.
EPSRC/ESRC “Bit-by-Bit – Capturing the value from the digital fabrication ‘revolution’”
- IA Engineer in Society
- IB Taking Technology to Market
- MET IIA 3P7
- MET IIB TIM
- IIB 4E4 (Management of Technology)
- ISMM TIM
- Executive education programmes
Topics related to open innovation, technology investment and incubation, university-industry collaborations, engineering education.
Member of the Board of St John's Innovation Centre, a Visiting Research Fellow at the Institute of Technology, Enterprise and Competitiveness (ITEC) at Doshisha University, and a member of the IET's Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel. He is a member of advisory / steering committees for groups including ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs, Cambridge i-Teams, Colworth Science Park and 100% Open.
Before joining the University, he was a Project Manager and Board Member at St John's Innovation Centre Ltd where he worked on a series of projects to support industry / academic collaboration focused around new technology ventures.
Prior to working at St John's Innovation Centre, he worked as a teacher, consultant, plant engineer and freelance writer in the UK, Australia and Japan. He has B.Eng. from Aston University and a PhD from Cambridge University Engineering Department.