International R&D Partnerships Lead
With over ten years experience in innovation and co-founder of an e-commerce startup, Andreas Alexiou is R&D Partnerships Lead at Digital Catapult. In his role, Andreas monitors the national and international public funding landscape. He builds partnerships to develop R&D bids for feasibility studies, industrial research and experimental development around the application of advanced digital technologies and innovation programmes. These are in industries such as artificial intelligence, internet of things, 5G, virtual reality, augmented reality and distributed ledger technologies.
Andreas has already supported Digital Catapult to secure over £3 million for a range of technology projects under European and UK funding mechanisms like Horizon2020, EIT Digital, Innovate UK, The British Film Institute, and the Strength in Places Fund.
Andreas has a distinction MSc in Innovation, Creativity and Leadership from Cass Business School in the UK and a BSc in Industrial Engineering from Universidad de los Andes in Colombia. Andreas has an international background, speaking English, Spanish, Greek and Portuguese.