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Steven Neill

Chief Innovation Officer

With over 20 years commercial experience in textiles, coatings and nonwovens NPD, Steven is responsible for the technical delivery of NIRI’s consultancy services, managing the innovation process within the organisation, ensuring technical excellence, and promoting continuous improvement at an individual and organisational level.

Steven also heads up the development of NIRI’s IP portfolio including strategic partnerships and JV programmes. Steven has an MBA focussed on improving organisational creativity and innovation and a 1st class honours degree in Textile Technology from the University of Leeds, including a best finalist award and Textile Institute Textile Technology Examination prize.