Smart Innovation Hub welcomes new Project Manager
Keele Gateway is pleased to announce the appointment of Muhammad Saghir as Project Manager for Research, Innovation and Leadership Development.
In his new role, Muhammad will be a key part of the Smart Innovation Hub team, focusing on the continued development of fully-funded support programmes for innovation-led businesses across Stoke-on-Trent and Staffordshire.
Muhammad joined Keele in 2019 as part of the University’s ground-breaking Smart Energy Network Demonstrator programme, combining academia, research and industry to support the development of a ‘living laboratory’ for sustainability across the campus.
Speaking about his appointment, Muhammad said: “I am thrilled to be joining this amazing project. My physical sciences and technology background, combined with my involvement in innovating new products and R&D activities, provides me with a unique perspective on how organisations can innovate.
“A key focus for me will be bridging the gap between academia and industry, ensuring that the research and expertise from the academic arena can be realised and successfully implemented into industry.
“The Smart Innovation Hub has already helped over 200 local SMEs, and I’m looking forward to further enhancing the support available to our local business community, enabling them to flourish and grow through improved innovation, development and leadership."
For more information on the support opportunities available, visit keele.ac.uk/gateway.
The Keele University Science & Innovation Park Smart Innovation Hub (Ref: 32R17P01691) is part-funded through the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) as part of the England Structural and Investments Funds (ESIF) Growth Programme.
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