The UK’s National Microelectronics Institute (NMI) has appointed Dr Alastair McGibbon as its director of research, development and innovation policy. He heads a new service that will help members get better access to R&D funding.
The newly created service will help companies make R&D a core part of their growth strategy, the NMI says. It will offer a tailored diagnostic, advising companies on the relevant, available public and private funding; offer support to help win funding; and broker partnerships across business, academia and the supply chain. The role will also seek to align future government funding policies with the interests of the wider Electronic Systems community.