Ian Brotherston

Dr Ian Brotherston is Head of Government Levers at Innovate UK. Ian oversees the implementation of Innovate UK’s ‘Government Levers’ strategy, focusing on procurement’s role in driving innovation, managing the SBRI Programme, and addressing the impact of regulation, standards, and NQI on innovation. Ian has a diverse background, with experience in academia, industry, and the defense sector, including roles as Head of Enterprise at Heriot-Watt University and Director of Science and Technology at a startup.