A multi-faceted team of innovation professionals and enthusiasts

We bring a shared ambition for success to every project

With an exceptional reputation for delivering successful innovation programmes, and for adeptly guiding businesses and organisations through the challenges of technology commercialisation. Formed in 2013 and led by principal, Frank Allison, FIS360 is managed by a core team of PhDs with international industry experience, who share an enthusiasm for exploring and developing the potential of innovation and technology. 

A driving ambition to deliver success

Our principals and associates have technical backgrounds in engineering, metallurgy, biochemistry, chemistry and geology, and bring their ambition for success to every project. To further our capabilities, we select proven specialist associates to add specific knowledge where necessary, and to deliver:

  • Expertise
  • Professionalism
  • Skills
  • Passion
  • Tenacity
  • Enthusiasm
  • Determination
  • Resilience

Our team

The FIS360 approach is dependent upon healthy and open relationships. We understand the information you share with us may be highly confidential and industry sensitive, so being comfortable with each other is key.

Frank Allison

CEO and Founder

Jo Tunney

Innovation Consultant

Stuart Brown

Innovation Consultant

Ellen Barker

Innovation Consultant 

Brenda Clulee

Communications

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Here’s what our clients say about working with us

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University of Manchester

“I have worked with FIS360 for over 7 years on a variety of projects and initiatives and have found their approach to commercialisation to be grounded, flexible and pragmatic. The FIS360 team are skilled at quickly gaining the respect of the academic and industry inventor teams and inspiring the teams to focus on commercialising their technologies. Their commercialisation experience, passion, proven track record and breadth of industry contacts enables informed commercialisation decisions and invariably maintains project momentum. FIS360 excels at bridging the gap between academia, the supply chain and end users to set appropriate expectations across each party.”

Professor Barry Lennox

Professor of Applied Control, University of Manchester, Research Director of the Dalton Cumbria Facility and Director of the RAIN Hub

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Rawwater

“The involvement of FIS360 was instrumental in supporting our engagement with key individuals at Sellafield during the Game Changers application process and throughout the proof-of-concept project. We have greatly benefitted from their sector specific and broader technology commercialisation expertise to transfer our technology from the Oil & Gas industry to new applications in the Nuclear sector.  The Game Changers proof-of-concept project provided the springboard to our more recent successes with TEPCO and the MOD, and FIS360 have been very effective in supporting us as we continue to commercialise our M3 technology.” 

Professor Bob Eden PhD

Managing Director, Rawwater Engineering Company Ltd.

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Game Changers

“FIS360 has played an instrumental role in the development and delivery of the Game Changers Innovation Programme at Sellafield.  They have enabled us to articulate our challenges and reach out globally to a wide range of organisations across diverse sectors.  Companies who have the expertise and technologies to help accelerate the decommissioning process, save time and money, improve safety, and reduce environmental impact.  FIS360’s experience and ability to understand our organisation’s culture, structure and existing processes has led to the creation of an effective innovation programme that flexes to meet our needs.  The FIS360 team has excelled in building strong relationships across the Sellafield workforce, driving engagement with Game Changers, and generating solutions from across a wide range of innovative organisations.”

Dr Katherine Eilbeck

Head of Research and Development, Sellafield Ltd.

Frank Allison

CEO and Founder

Dr. Frank Allison is CEO of FIS360 Ltd and an expert in the commercialisation of early stage cutting edge technologies, from concept to commercial product.  He has developed and delivered several commercialisation programmes, including Sellafield’s Game Changers innovation programme.  He has over 15 years’ experience commercialising early stage technologies into a wide range of sectors. Spending 10 years working at University of Manchester Intellectual Property (UMIP), Frank was responsible for commercialising a portfolio of spin-out companies, and licensing technologies. 

A highlight of his career was working in the Middle East to establish a technology transfer business unit and innovation investment fund for Dhahran Techno Valley Company (DTVC).  

Frank has also spent many years working in the steel, space and aerospace industries in the UK and US.  He now mentors early stage companies, sits on several innovation committees and has a real passion and enthusiasm to make a difference.

Jo Tunney

Innovation Consultant

Dr. Josephine Tunney has enjoyed a varied and interesting career.  After undertaking a chemistry PhD at the University of Nottingham, she joined the Royal Society of Chemistry to lead UK-wide programmes supporting the delivery of chemical science education in the UK. She then went on to oversee a national programme of school-university engagement for a government funded organisation.

Whilst caring for her young family, Jo set up her own successful business in the creative arts.  She developed a deep understanding of the impact of marketing and the skills needed to consistently deliver client satisfaction.  She has now been a member of the FIS360 team for three years.  She loves the opportunity to bring together all her skills – combining her scientific background with her programme management knowledge, marketing ability and experiences which have sharpened her ability to focus strongly on the needs of clients.

Stuart Brown

Innovation Consultant

Dr. Stuart Brown is an experienced innovation consultant and senior manager helping innovative companies to develop and commercialise new ideas.

Stuart’s experience spans two decades in managing innovation and research. His career has encompassed business strategy development, entrepreneurship, knowledge exchange, new venture creation, business engagement, incubation, economic development, private investment, grant funding, commercialisation of intellectual property rights (IPR), and he is an experienced non-exec of high-tech early stage companies.

Ellen Barker

Innovation Consultant

Dr. Ellen Barker graduated with a degree in biology & food science. She specialised in microbial physiology, completing a PhD from Oxford Brookes University, sponsored by Scottish and Newcastle Breweries plc, in 1996.  

After a further two years in biosciences research, Ellen migrated from the lab bench to the world of technology transfer and commercialisation, joining UMIST Ventures (UVL) Ltd in 1998.  Her role at UVL included fostering SME engagement under a European Regional Development Fund programme; negotiating research contracts on behalf of the bioscience departments and implementation of the Genetic Innovation Network in collaboration with Manchester Innovation.  Ellen has lived in the Lake District for the last 15 years becoming involved with a local gin company and the hospitality industry in addition to gaining accountancy qualifications.  A further chapter begins in 2020 as Ellen joins FIS360 on their mission.

Brenda Clulee

Communications

Brenda Clulee is a communications expert with a career in journalism and public relations spanning almost 40 years.

As a journalist, she worked as a reporter and sub-editor on newspapers in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Sheffield, gaining experience in all aspects of news coverage and production before being appointed editor of the Sheffield Weekly Gazette.

Brenda then Joined BT Corporate Relations as a Press Relations Manager at a time when the company’s PR operation was the largest of its kind in Europe. Responsible for helping manage company reputation, working with all aspects of media, her role expanded to include reputation management with senior opinion-formers within communities, such as council chief executives, MPs and business leaders. Subsequently, she moved into internal communications, responsible for helping devise and deliver communication strategy to BT’s engineering teams, now known as Openreach.