Meet our Team

ALASTAIR SWANWICK

Managing Director

Founder of Innovate and spends most of his time assisting individuals with the complexities of bringing ideas to life. A keen innovator with considerable knowledge of the invention industry.
Co-presenter of BBC Knowledge ‘Science Fix’ show.
Founder member of California Invention Centre.
Design Innovation Plastics Student Awards Organising Committee.
Fellow of Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures & Commerce.

ALEX

Senior Client Manager

Alex spends his time helping clients achieve their goal of taking the seed of an idea and helping it grow to a fully fledged product. He has skills in patent searching and research having successfully completed the IP Masterclass Training Program run by the Intellectual Property Office and Coventry University.

JAMES

Senior Designer

James has an impressive background in developing ideas into fully functioning products. He has considerable experience in prototyping new designs and preparing them for manufacture. He possesses a broad range of skills from mechanical devices, electronics and general consumer goods.

TIM

Patent Lawyer

Tim Mount is general legal counsel for Innovate. As a UK patent lawyer he has contentious and non-contentious legal training and specific experience in the field of intellectual property (IP). This combined skill-set brings Innovate a commercial insight into its core business. Previously Tim worked running businesses and also has a granted UK patent that he is in the process of commercialising.

Client Managers

New Product Development Team

IP & Market Research Team

Office Management