Dr David Hutchinson
Innovation and Impact Development Manager
Dr David Hutchinson currently leads on the Innovation portfolio for the Faculty of Technology. He is currently PI (UoP) for a Research England funded project Clean Growth UK and an Industrial Stategy Challenge Fund project - 'Energy Autonomous Community'. Clean Growth UK is a national Innovation Network for Universities and Business working together to innovate for a low carbon economy. This project will link university expertise to SME innovators and connect them to large public and private sector organisations via challenge led innovation events and demonstration projects. He has recently finished a project as Co-I on a NERC green Infrastructure project on SUDS adoption by developers and impact on home owners (PROSuDS). He is also a Co-I on a £3.5 Million HEFCE funded CCF project - Connecting Innovation for Clean Growth. David is vice-chair of Future South, a business led triple helix partnership that is working towards a low carbon economy in the South of England. This includes business such as Souther Water, IBM and Southern and Scottish Power Distribution. Together they have created over 260 clean growth jobs, helped to establish the Hampshire community bank, worked with business on low carbon innovation projects, and created Greentech South. The innovation and technology cluster and first 'Energy and Environment' accredited cluster in the UK, and member of the International Cleantech Network.
David served as Environment and Health science coordinator from 2012 to 2016 for two RCUK research programmes: Environmental Exposure and Health Initiative (EEHI) and Environmental & Social Ecology of Human Infectious Diseases (ESEI). The combined funding for both programmes was ~£17M, originating from a range of funding partners from UK research councils and government departments. As Science Coordinator, he worked closely with the funded researchers, the funding agencies and end users to help achieve the programme vision of the establishment of truly interdisciplinary teams of researchers, conducting high quality state-of-the-art innovative research, feeding into policy and practice.