About Me

All original work I have put forwards on this site are my own thoughts and in no way represent the thoughts of my current or previous employers.

My name is Owen Nicholson and I have worked in innovation for over a decade. Feel free to email me on owen.nicholson@gmail.com, check out my Linked In Profile or follow me on Twitter.


My career highlights so far have been:

  • The Operations Manager for a high profile, industry sponsor university research programme.
  • Working as the External Research Programme Manager for a multi-national engineering company.
  • Working on various R&D programmes for the British Ministry of Defence inclduing:
    • Accelerated development programme for technologies that could be in the field within 12 months
    • New technologies for the next class of nuclear submarine
    • The primary UK Special Forces and Counter Terrorism R&D programme
  • Working in a skunkworks team for Allianz Insurance developing new product packages


  • I was fortunate enough to be funded to study Innovation and Technology Management to Masters Level at Bath University. This was a joint masters run by the Department of Engineering and the School of Management. I achieved a distinction and received two awards for the highest mark in the year and for the best dissertation.
  • I achieved a First Class Physics Degree at Undergraduate level from Bristol University.