Professor Tim Minshall

Churchill Fellow & Enterprise Competition judge

Tim Minshall is a Reader in Technology and Innovation Management at the Department of Engineering. His teaching and research is focused on developing understanding of how emerging technologies are used to deliver new products and services. His specific research interests are open innovation, advanced production technologies, and engineering education.

He is a member of the Board of St John’s Innovation Centre Ltd, a Visiting Professor at Doshisha University (Japan), and a member of the IET’s Innovation and Emerging Technologies Policy Panel. He is a member of steering committees for ideaSpace Enterprise Accelerator, Cambridge University Entrepreneurs, and Cambridge i-Teams.

In 2012 he was a recipient of a University of Cambridge Pilkington Prize for Teaching Excellence and a Royal Academy of Engineering/ExxonMobil Excellence in Teaching Award. He is actively involved in a range of outreach activities to raise awareness of engineering among primary and secondary schoolchildren (

He has B.Eng. from Aston University and a PhD from Cambridge University Engineering Department.

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