Dr Nick Rimmer
Head of Business Engagement
Dr Nick Rimmer is Royce Head of Business Engagement. Nick takes the strategic lead in delivering Royce’s industry collaboration and foresighting programmes. He also leads on a translation strategy to maximise the exploitation of advanced materials research to deliver commercial applications.
Nick has a first degree and PhD in Materials Science and over 25 years of technical and commercial experience in a range of international businesses bringing novel and disruptive technologies to market. Much of his career has been in the semiconductor industry where he worked on thin film deposition techniques for metals, insulators, semiconductors, and piezoelectrics.
Most recently he was the Business Development Director at Adlens which specialises in developing novel adjustable lens technologies for virtual-reality and ophthalmic applications. Prior to that he spent 9 years at P2i commercialising a novel hydrophobic coating technology for applications ranging from smart-phones to industrial air filters. He has worked with both SMEs and larger companies and has managed collaborative projects with industrial and academic partners worldwide.