Our People

Our people are here to bring your green ideas to life, whether that's one of our Innovation Managers becoming an extension of your team as you develop a project, our events team guiding you through conference planning, or the experts in InventX giving advice on our advanced technology.

Lead Team

Our lead team make sure the Aura Innovation Centre is at the forefront of innovation.

Louise Smith

Director

Louise has spent most of her 30 year career as a consultant on large energy projects, and is a strong advocate for the Humber region. She’s passionate about the work Aura and the AIC do, and wants innovation to be at the heart of all we do.

Sarah Clark

Operations Manager

Sarah runs the Aura Innovation Centre, supporting the development of green innovation for SMEs. She’s a Commissioner on the Yorkshire & Humber Climate Commission, advancing the region’s climate leadership.

Professor James Gilbert

Research, Development & Innovation Lead for Aura

Jim’s 30 year research career in engineering has seen him tackle a wide range of challenges, currently overseeing a £1.25m project on offshore wind turbine blade construction with Siemens Gamesa.

Innovation Managers

Our Innovation Managers are the link between your business and the research power of the University of Hull, becoming an extension of your team to help deliver your project. Contact them if you have a green idea that you want to bring to life.

David Dawson

Innovation Manager

Anthony Harford

INNOVATION MANAGER

Events Team

Our events team can make your event perfect, from booking simple meetings to organising large-scale conferences. Call now on 01482 464700.

Roselyn Shallcross

Meeting and Events Co-Ordinator

Joanne Clemenson

Audit and Events Officer

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The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) is helping Humber SMEs progress low-carbon innovation by shaping and defining ideas through to accessing specialist funded support.

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The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) is helping Humber SMEs progress low-carbon innovation by shaping and defining ideas through to accessing specialist funded support.

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The Aura Innovation Centre (AIC) is helping Humber SMEs progress low-carbon innovation by shaping and defining ideas through to accessing specialist funded support.

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