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Robin Cocker - Head of Innovation

Robin has 19 years of innovation, design and project management experience, mainly in medical, industrial and consumer products. His broad understanding and training mean that he is an excellent interface between key disciplines in product development and is skilled at balancing the conflicting requirements of product design.

Robin’s multidisciplinary role encompasses elements of technical expertise, programme management and intellectual property management/exploitation.

He has a 1st class BSc in Industrial Design and Technology and worked for Sagentia for ten years before helping to found Coalesce in 2009. His professional interest in sustainability, energy and space efficient design spills over into his personal interests. He enjoys sailing and serious DIY projects, such as building his own hybrid propulsion and thermal energy recovery system for domestic heating. He and his partner live on a narrow boat with their two children and a dog.