Adrian Cole

Consultant Technologist

School of Engineering and the Built Environment
0121 331 7598

2005 to date: Consultant Technologist

European Innovation & Entrepreneurship Academy, EU Leonardo Project with; AJE (Spain), Saxeed (Germany) and Pro Acadamie (Finland) 

KTP, TSB Projects; Sirus Automotive, Surface Transforms, Dura
Carbon Trust funding (£180K) and delivery of project ‘Local Biofuel Production for Local Power Generation.’

Development of Innovation Owners Network (ION); launch funding secured from AWM (Nov 2007), further funded events, April 2008 (I-Lab) and November 2008 (Buzan)

Completion of Research Assessment Exercise (RAE) sponsored Innovation Effectiveness research programme (co-partners: Bentley, Innospec and Avon)

1997-2005 : Senior Academic and Manager
Responsibility for undergraduate and postgraduate course development and delivery, external business and research development.

Funding bid submissions to; DTI Foresight Vehicle, DTI Technology Programme, European Regional Development Fund (ERDF)/AWM, European Social Fund (ESF) Objective 2, Wellcome JIF (£2.05m with University of Birmingham and Coventry), Carbon Trust (£180K & £250K)

New courses: MSc Automotive Calibration & Control, BSc Automotive Computer Aided Design

International partnerships;
MSc franchise to WHZ, Zwickau, Germany for delivery of 50% of taught course
BEng Automotive Eng/BSc CAD co-delivery partnership – Beijing Jiaotong University, China

Bespoke industrial courses - Engine Technology (5 day), Combustion Analysis (3 day, USA), Engine Systems Design (4 day)

External Examiner – University of Hertfordshire, MSc Automotive Business and Management, South Devon College (Foundation Engineering)

Lead organiser for the first Formula Student event in 1998 (450 attendees, 11 teams)
Originator and organiser of Formula Student Workshops (85 students, 3 days)
Organiser of first Society of Aeronautic Engineers (SAE) world in motion trial in the UK (for ages 12 to 16) with UFA
Awarded Certificate of Professional Studies (equivalent to CertEd)

Current Activity
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