STEM Foundation

Key Contacts

Professor Sa'ad Medhat is the founding Chief Executive of Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange, the UK professional body for innovators and a leading provider of SciTech innovation and growth services to business, education and government. He is also the Founder of the STEM Foundation – an educational charity that has supported some 250 colleges in the UK and impacted positively the lives of over 600,000 students studying science, technology, engineering and mathematics.  Professor Medhat is a College Governor and a member of the Parliamentary and Science Committee. He is a Visiting Professor to the University of Suffolk and the University of St Mark and St John.

He served as a member of the Business and Community Advisory Board of the Joint Academic Information Systems Committee (JISC); a member of SEPnet (the South East of England Physics Network of universities); member of the HEFCE Board s committee on Quality Assessment in Learning and Teaching; a member of the Foundation Degree Forward Board, a member of the University of Bristol’s Court; and an adviser to the European Parliament.

Professor Medhat led accreditation and skills certification programmes in many multinational organisations such as BAE Systems, Thales, EDF Energy, Magnox, Horizon Nuclear, Panasonic amongst others.

Professor Medhat held a number of senior academic and industrial positions nationally and internationally including Director of the Engineering and Technology Board, founding Principal of Dubai Polytechnic (now Dubai University), Head of University Office of Research and Head of School of Electronics at Bournemouth University, Vice President of Futuremedia PLC - a NASDAQ company, CEO of a number of technology start-ups. Professor Medhat has been responsible for establishing 9 business start-ups.

Professor Medhat has published widely and holds a number of invention patents. He also held two professorial chairs: the IBM Professor of Concurrent Engineering and the Intergraph Professor of Electronic Design Automation. His PhD is in microelectronics and was sponsored by Siemens Defence Systems. Sa ad is a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, a Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Management, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Directors and a Fellow of the Institute of Innovation and Knowledge Exchange. 

Professor Sa'ad Medhat
Professor Sa'ad Medhat
PhD MPhil CEng FIET FCIM FCMI FRSA FIKE FIoD
Founder & Chief Executive

The Board

Dr. Rosie Bryson
Dr. Rosie Bryson
PhD BSc FIKE
Chair of Innovation Institute, BASF
Mr Dan Fox
Mr Dan Fox
BA(Hons) MIKE
Trustee
Mrs. Michelle Medhat
Mrs. Michelle Medhat
BA(Hons) MCIM FRSA FIoD FIKE
Director, Operations and Strategic Development
Dr. Sarah Peers
Dr. Sarah Peers
PhD MSc BSc(Hons) PGCE FWES MIET MIKE MIoD FRSA
Director
Dr Reza Sahandi
Dr Reza Sahandi
PhD FHEA MIEE MUKAIS CEng BSc MIKE
Board Member
Mr Lance Walker
Mr Lance Walker
BSc (Hons) MIKE
Trustee
Dr. David Whan
Dr. David Whan
PhD DSc CChem FRSC FIKE
Board Member

The Innovation Faculty

Technical, Scientific, Economic, Educational, Innovation & Organisational Development

  • Dr Ana Andres PhD MSc(Eng) MA, Innovation Systems
  • Dr Husam Awadalla PhD MSc MA BSc, Telecommunications
  • Dr David Chapman PhD BSc(Hons), Information and Comms Technologies
  • Ms Emma Crates BA(Hons), STEM / Innovation Communications
  • Dr Chris Fellows PhD MRes BSc(Hons) MIKE, Biotech & Biomedical
  • Miss Amie Doidge BSc(Hons), Psycologist
  • Mr Nick Jagger BSc(Hons), Economics
  • Mr Steve Kew Senior Adviser, Innovation & Business Strategy
  • Miss Florence Lovatt MSc BSc, Utilities
  • Dr Vanessa Marcie PhD MA BA, Entrepreneurship Development
  • Mr Iain Nixon MA BSc(Hons) MIKE, Organisational Development
  • Dr Andrew Powl PhD MSc BSc, Life Sciences Innovations
  • Dr Gary Proudfoot Dhil BSc (Hons), Engineering Systems
  • Mr Steve Shepherd BSc(Hons) MIKE, Aviation and Engineering Manufacture
  • Mr Steve Shipton BSc(Hons) MIKE, Media & Web Development
  • Mr Bob Shipway MSc FIKE, Innovation & Knowledge Management
  • Prof Nabil Sultan PhD FHEA CITP FCMI FIKE MIoD, Enterprise & Leadership
  • Prof Kamran Tabeshfar PhD MPhil CEng MIMMM FRSA, Product Design
  • Mr Andrew Thomson MSc BSc (Hons), Innovation & Skills Policy
  • Dr Alison Todman PhD MSc BSc FIKE, Innovation in Higher Education

Our Expertise

  • Assurance Services
  • Innovation Strategy Development
  • Strategic Market Development
  • Strategic Review
  • Business Diagnostics
  • New Product Development
  • Proposition Development
  • Product and Market Road Mapping
  • Organisational Design
  • Innovation Culture Development
  • Corporate Entrepreneurship
  • Technology Mapping
  • Market Insight and Environmental Scanning
  • Market Research
  • Scenario Planning
  • Policy Development and Impact Assessment
  • Quality Enhancement
  • Learning, Training and Development
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