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.