Royce

Head of Business Engagement

Dr Adrian Toland

Dr Adrian Toland
Head of Business Engagement

E: adrian.toland@manchester.ac.uk
T: 0161 275 8382
M: 07767 670167

Adrian Toland joined the Henry Royce Institute as Head of Business Engagement in 2018. He brings a wealth of experience to this role having held senior research and commercial managerial roles in both public and private sector organisations across Europe, including UK Research & Innovation, Manchester Metropolitan University, Helsinn Birex Therapeutics Ltd, Technical University Eindhoven and Knowledge Transfer Network. Before joining the Royce, Adrian led the joint IBM/STFC mission and strategy to deliver competitive advantage by accelerating the adoption of AI amongst commercial, academia and government clients. Adrian is an experienced business development professional having worked at the interface between academia and industry for over 15 years. In that period he has been at the forefront of developing high-impact industry-led projects across many sectors including Healthcare, Nuclear, Advanced Materials, and Biotech. Adrian holds a PhD in Chemistry from the National University of Ireland.