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Title   

Head of SME Programmes
 

Contact   

WMG
University of Warwick
Coventry
CV4 7AL
Tel: +44 (0)24 7652 3689
Email: Mark.Swift@warwick.ac.uk
WebLink: WMG SME Programmes

Research Interests

Research interests include small business innovation and growth, knowledge transfer, Digital Manufacturing and collaboration networks.

Biography

As Chief Technology Officer of the WMG centre High Value Manufacturing Catapult. Mark has primarily responsible for delivering the WMG technology strategy and the advancement of technology across the WMG's groups. Mark also leads WMG's initiatives focused on helping small business businesses grow through research led innovation and developing new skills heading the WMG SME Group. The group de-risks and accelerates SME economic growth through bringing new research and technology to market and building collaborative relationships with partner organisations. The Group is recognised as a national leader in how universities support innovation in SMEs and help to provide the answer to the Government's call to support and grow innovation in SMEs. In over 10 years at Warwick Manufacturing Group (WMG) this has included designing and operating an online engineering eMarketplace with over 12,000 members, constructing a purpose built multi-disciplined 5,000m2 digital laboratory, leading the International Institute for Product and Service Innovation. Focused on small businesses, his work has culminated in starting over 10 new hi-tech start-up businesses, working with hundreds of small businesses and creating, or safeguarding, over 1,000 industry jobs. Mark has extensive experience of bringing innovative research to market, running knowledge transfer programmes and helping to grow small businesses. Mark has a background in manufacturing systems, previously working for International Paper, Hasbro and BMW UK. His interests include small business innovation and growth, knowledge transfer, Digital Manufacturing and collaboration networks.

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