Speaking

Adrian is available to deliver talks and presentations to a variety of audiences. He charges a modest fee for corporate / commercial events which in turn supports the work of the social enterprise Innovate Malvern CIC.

As a STEM Ambassador and a past Volunteer Business Advisor for Young Enterprise, he is happy to speak pro bono at schools, universities and at public outreach events where possible.

In particular Adrian routinely gives talks about:

  • The journey of a technology entrepreneur, based on his own experience and his book Start to Exit.
  • The importance of STEM, tech clusters and community engagement, based on his experience curating events and his new book Inspiring outside the box.
  • Science, technology and innovation in the world around us, based on his upcoming book An A to Z of Innovation here on Planet Earth.
  • A highly visual and interactive talk about wearable technology based on his upcoming book Wear Next? and featuring Adrian’s Raspberry Pi controlled NeoMatrix #PiJacket.

 

Recent and upcoming talks:

 

Start to Exit: Lessons learnt as a tech entrepreneur

15th December 2022, Oxfordshire County Library BIPC Start-up Huddle event, Oxford, UK.

 

Blockchains, cryptocurrencies and NFTs. The promise of Web 3.0.

16th January 2023, IET Hereford and Worcester Local Network, Colwall Park Hotel, Colwall, UK.

 

Blockchains and NFTs

7th February 2023, online talk for Web 3.0 & AI Tech Tuesday, BetaDen, UK.

 

An A to Z of Innovation here on Planet Earth

9th October 2023, Colwall Probus Club, Colwall Park Hotel, Colwall, UK.

 

Archive for information:

 

2022

Start to Exit: Things I wish I’d known growing a start-up business

23rd November 2022, business event with Quayside, Cole Accounting and The Valuation Team, Gloucester, UK.


An introduction to the world of blockchains, cryptocurrencies and non-fungible tokens

12th October 2022, virtual presentation for the CIMA Conference on Leveraging the Digital Future.


Inspiring outside the box

5th October 2022, new book launch about the ten year backstory of the Malvern Festival of Innovation, Wyche Innovation Centre, Malvern, UK


What we’ve done up at the Wyche

4th October 2022, case study for the Climate Emergency symposium at the Malvern Festival of Innovation 2022, Coach House Theatre, Malvern, UK


Entrepreneurship Workshops

Aug/Sep 2022, series of 8 workshops in collaboration with BIPC Worcestershire, Malvern Library, Great Malvern, UK.


An A to Z of Innovation here on Planet Earth

15th September 2022, part of the Heritage Open Days programme with the theme this year being Astounding Inventions, Lewis Lecture Theatre, Malvern College, UK.


Malvern Rocks! Geology, Hydrology & Technology of Malvern

12th May 2022, STEM talk to Kings Hawford School at Malvern Hills GeoCentre, UK.


ABC(&D) of Innovation

20th January 2022, short talk at the launch evening of Veloci-Tech Business Accelerator, The Ivy Montpellier Brasserie, Cheltenham, UK.


 

2021

 

Start to Exit: From science lab to spin-off to trade sale

3rd December 2021, Online seminar at the Department of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, UC Irvine, USA.


Start to Exit: Planning for successful business growth

9th September 2021, Online seminar on startup / early stage business support hosted by NatWest / West Sussex Library Service, UK.


It’s a small world – microscopy workshop

19th August 2021, Science workshop using USB microscopes, ‘summer school’ event, The Hive, Worcester UK.


Physics A-level. Can it make you a millionaire?

12th July 2021, Careers talk to A-Level Physics students, The Chase School, Malvern UK.


Start to Exit: From academia to spin-off to trade sale

1st July 2021, Careers session at PERCAT Postdoctoral Researcher Conference 2021, University of Birmingham, UK.


Malvern Rocks! Geology of Malvern

29th June 2021, STEM talk at Grove Primary School, Malvern, UK.


In conversation about tech entrepreneurship

4th June 2021, Hosted by Dan Barker, Thriving Three Counties podcast (listen now).


Will blockchain disrupt my organisation?

20th May 2021, Lunchtime webinar for The Leaders Institute.


Commercialising your Idea

15th April 2021, online workshop as part of the University of Birmingham’s Antimicrobrial Integrated Methodologies (AIMed) Innovative Training Networks induction week.

 

2020

 

Physics discussion – STEM outreach to support the Girlguiding/IoP I am a Physicist challenge 

30th November 2020, Haslemere Brownies, Haslemere, UK. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Panelist – Transforming the workplace and elevating innovation – Decade of Transition Conference

15th October 2020 [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Host – virtual Malvern Festival of Innovation 2020

5th-10th October 2020, Malvern, UK. [Series of webinars due to COVID-19]


Pitching your Venture workshop

26th August 2020, as part of the University of Birmingham’s training support for Ronjon Nag Entrepreneurship Competition. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


The Business of Blockchain

13th August 2020, as part of BlockMark Technologies’ education programme, delivered virtually to Chinese delegates in association with The Möller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Introduction to IP workshop

11th August 2020, as part of the University of Birmingham’s Engineering & Physical Sciences ‘Lockdone’ summer school series. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Panelist – Discover Materials, Materials Science & Engineering Careers

4th August 2020, a schools outreach event organised by the Discover Materials team and hosted by the University of Birmingham. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Commercialising your Idea workshop

27th July 2020, as part of the University of Birmingham’s training support for Ronjon Nag Entrepreneurship Competition. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Contributor – Software as a Product

17th July 2020, part of the The Royal Society’s Commercial Literacy Workshop Series for Industry Fellows. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Host – virtual Malvern Science in the Park 2020

27th June 2020, Malvern, UK. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Contributor – Understanding Business Financials

5th June 2020, part of the The Royal Society’s Commercial Literacy Workshop Series for Industry Fellows. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Contributor – Business Boards and Management

29th May 2020, part of the The Royal Society’s Commercial Literacy Workshop Series for Industry Fellows. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Contributor – Business Models

1st May 2020, part of the The Royal Society’s Commercial Literacy Workshop Series for Industry Fellows. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


How can we change Society with Blockchain?

5th May 2020, BetaDen Tech Tuesday event, Malvern, UK. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Contributor – Stories from the frontline of commercialising IP

1st May 2020, part of the The Royal Society’s Commercial Literacy Workshop Series for Industry Fellows. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Contributor – Introduction to Entrepreneurship

24th April 2020, part of the The Royal Society’s Commercial Literacy Workshop Series for Industry Fellows. [Webinar due to COVID-19]


Start to Exit: The trials and tribulations of a technology spin-off company

24th February 2020, School of Physics & Astronomy, University of Edinburgh, UK. [more details]


Wear next? #PiJacket on display

26th January 2020, Cotteridge Park, Birmingham, UK.


 

 

2019

Start to Exit: From PhD to start-up to exit

18th November 2019, Postgraduate Researcher seminar, School of Chemistry, University of Birmingham, UK.


Blockchain technology in banking and finance

31st October 2019, as part of BlockMark Technologies’ BlockGames programme, delivered to Chinese banking delegates at The Möller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK.


Raising funds from start to exit: financing your venture

24th October 2019, Festival of Enterprise, Birmingham NEC, UK.


Blockchain technology in banking and finance

22nd August 2019, as part of BlockMark Technologies’ BlockGames programme, delivered to Chinese banking delegates at The Möller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK.


Blockchain technology in banking and finance

15th August 2019, as part of BlockMark Technologies’ BlockGames programme, delivered to Chinese banking delegates at The Möller Institute, Churchill College, University of Cambridge, UK.


Blockchain is a business disruptor

18th June 2019, WINN Innovation Great Things, Worcester, UK.


Killer Apps on the blockchain: digital asset management and certificates?

22nd May 2019, Harrison Clark Rickerbys Unblocking Blockchain event, Cheltenham, UK.


Start to Exit: From academia to spin-off to trade sale

16th May 2019, PERCAT Careers Seminar on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship, University of Birmingham, UK.


Malvern Rocks! Geology, Hydrology & Technology of Malvern

1st & 2nd May 2018, STEM talks to Kings Hawford School at Malvern Hills GeoCentre, UK


Promoting Entrepreneurship in and around Malvern

8th February 2019, Malvern Civic Society, Eden Church Conference Centre, Malvern, UK.


Start to Exit: From PhD to start-up to exit

7th February 2019, Innovation and Entrepreneurship for Engineers, University of Birmingham, UK.


How studying STEM subjects can help you to be a technology entrepreneur

31st January 2019, Lunchtime STEM careers talk, Hereford Sixth Form College, Hereford, UK.


Emerging technology across the legal ecosystem

15th January 2019, business mix evening on Law: Innovate or Stagnate, Second Home Spitalfields, London UK.


An A to Z of Innovation here on Planet Earth

8th January 2019, The IET (Shropshire), Shrewsbury College of Arts & Technology, UK.


Earlier years