Dr Adrian Burden is an entrepreneur and commentator on business and innovation. In April 2018 he was appointed a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Birmingham.

Previously, he co-founded and grew an award-winning high technology anti-counterfeiting solutions company headquartered in Singapore called Singular ID which was later acquired by a leading pharmaceutical packaging supplier.

Adrian has since co-founded Key IQ Ltd, a UK based business and technology catalyst that operates the Wyche Innovation Centre for the benefit of entrepreneurs keen to start and grow their own businesses.

In 2012 he founded the Malvern Festival of Innovation which has grown to become a nationally recognised event showcasing science, technology and entrepreneurship to school students, business professionals and members of the public.

Adrian is also a co-founding director of the UK Cyber Security Forum CIC social enterprise and of a blockchain startup called BlockMark Technologies Ltd.

Adrian has a degree in Natural Sciences from the University of Cambridge and a D.Phil. in Materials Science from the University of Oxford. He was listed as a Maserati 100 Entrepreneur by the Centre for Entrepreneurs in The Sunday Times in February 2015.

He is has recently written Start to Exit, is currently writing An A to Z of Innovation here on Planet Earth whilst also researching Blues Sky Thinking.