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Abigail Hird

Knowledge Transfer Manager - Manufacturing

Profile overview

Abi is part of the Manufacturing team in KTN, which helps manufacturers to innovate and innovators to manufacture. It does this by making targeted links to the right knowledge, partners, facilities and funding.

Abi’s career as a Design and Manufacturing Management academic fuelled her passion for impactful innovation, building relationships and knowledge transfer. With a focus on improving decision making and productivity, Abi led a number of successful multi-partner research projects across a range of manufacturing sectors including medical devices, shipbuilding, defence, automotive, aerospace, food and drink, fashion and textiles.

Abi has an Engineering Doctorate in Systems Engineering (2013) and an MEng in Product Design Engineering (2008) from University of Strathclyde.

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