Dr Adrian Burden is an entrepreneur and commentator on business and innovation.
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.
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 an Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Worcester Business School.
He is currently writing two books. Startup as you mean to go on is planned for completion and publication in 2017 and Blues Sky Thinking is currently being researched and drafted with a view to publication in 2017/18.
You can see Adrian speaking to camera here:
- Tech Ecosystems around the world (a Kiln talk filmed at the Worcester meeting 22nd August 2016).
- A case study of the Wyche Innovation Centre business model (filmed by Worcester Enterprise for a University of Worcester Business School teaching collaboration programme, filmed Summer 2016).
- A case study of Key IQ Ltd offering work experience (filmed for Worcestershire’s Connecting Schools and Businesses programme in March 2016), with shorter focused extracts: Why it is important to offer work experience to students & Offering work experience to a blind student.