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Innovation Champions

Innovation Champions are selected staff in all academic and research areas of the university whom the Innovation Directors connect with to identify and deliver the optimum expertise to support project activity. 

Our champions are academics with a track record of, and empathy with taking on the opportunities and challenges faced by SMEs. 



We have a wide pool of talent at Brunel and it's important we nurture that to its full potential. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching my module this year because of the inclusion of live briefs. By helping start-up and small businesses gave a sense of purpose and satisfaction to both my students and myself.

Rakesh Mohun Rakesh Mohun, Lecturer & Digital Studio Manager, Visual Effects and Motion Graphics, Brunel University London

Inclusive design has been a topic of research within design for many years. But applying inclusive design in the context of immersive technology has been relatively new, it is novel research. As an academic you always want to do something that hasn’t been done before and that can potentially benefit people and in this case people with disabilities.

Dr Vanja Garaj - Reader in Design

I feel that most taught programs in the University could benefit from business engagement in the curriculum. Students need to have experience of teamwork,client interaction and real-world projects.

Alan Mannion-Lecturer in Digital Media