David Connell

SBRI Expert Industry Representative

David Connell has spent 25 years in the technology and venture capital industries, including as cofounder and Chief Executive of TTP Ventures. He is cofounder and Chairman of Archipelago Technology, a Cambridge company specialising in high precision material deposition and measurement technologies, and is a Senior Research Fellow in Innovation Policy at the Judge Business School.

The design of the UK Small Business Research Initiative is largely based on proposals David made in 2006, following his research on the US SBIR programme and a campaign to introduce something similar in the UK.