John Bound

Knowledge Transfer Manager, Materials and Design

Profile overview

John manages the KTN Materials and Design Exchange (MaDE) group, which integrates the materials science, design and making communities to accelerate innovation. He has a background in manufacturing, inclusive design and product development, including roles at Michael Peters Group and the Royal College of Art. In 2015, John launched a KTN initiative to stimulate the market for dementia-friendly products and environments, and has collaborated with the Alzheimer’s Society, BSI, Arup and leading academics to create a regional innovation panel which supports SMEs with user insights and technical and commercial expertise.

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