Dr Michael Millan is the Director of the Research and Innovation Development Office at Anglia Ruskin University (ARU), where he is responsible for business and industry engagement spanning talent, skills, innovation and business support; ARU’s business innovation centres; knowledge exchange activities including the commercialisation of research; doctoral student support; research ethics and integrity; and the implementation of research and innovation strategies. Prior to taking on this role in September 2016, Michael held senior roles in research management in New Zealand and Australian universities. He also spent 9 years working in the pharmaceutical industry in the UK and Netherlands. Michael is also a Director of Anglia Ruskin Enterprise Ltd.

Dr Millan was excited to join the Board of the Smart Manufacturing Alliance to aid this key initiative and to enable leveraging of ARU’s student and staff talent to support the skills and research and innovation needs of the manufacturing sector in Cambridgeshire and Peterborough.