Thor Slater

Commercial Theme Leader - Architecture, Business, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Acting)
CEng, PhD

Thor has 18 years experience working at the interface of research, innovation and commercialisation. He is a chartered mechanical and optical engineer with a PhD in underwater laser propagation. Thor is experienced in multiple IP exploitation methodologies and has trained university academics as well as being a mentor on MBA technology commercialisation programmes.

Thor previously worked for the InnovationXchange (IXC), in both Australia and the UK. His primary role was in generating new business through collaborative innovation between technology providers and industry. Thor’s clients included ResMed, Cochlear, Jaguar, Land Rover, The Smith Family, Job Futures, University of Technology Sydney, Birmingham University (UK) and Loughborough University (UK).

Thor brings extensive knowledge of fund raising for early stage opportunities, from both grant and investment sources. His experience extends to evaluating opportunities as a panel member for bodies such as the UK Research Councils.