Staff Profile

Dr David Scott

Business Development Manager



Prior to joining the university I worked in business development,   consultancy, and R&D in the advanced materials, cleantech, and energy sectors with a focus on Japanese markets and technologies.  

Current Project:

Business Development Manager – IoT in Smart Cities: Pitch-In Project (Promoting the Internet of Things via Collaborations between HEIs & Industry)

  • A collaboration with the Universities of Oxford, Cambridge, Sheffield, and Newcastle  in Energy, Healthcare, Manufacturing, Smart Cities,  and Managing the Introduction of IoT
  • The aim of the project is to investigate barriers to collaboration in the development and exploitation of technologies related to IoT

Previous Roles:

  • Osaka Gas:  R&D in Japan, and  international marketing and technology commercialisation   for advanced carbon materials used in aerospace, chemical & process industry,  energy storage, environmental, and low carbon vehicle applications
  • Europe – Japan Centre: market research, training,  and innovation consultancy
  • UK SMEs: business development director roles  for  engineered components and  simulation software for  the  oil & gas, petrochemical, power, nuclear, and renewable energy   industries  in Asia Pacific  and the Middle East
  • Environmental Consultancy: onshore  wind, marine energy, CCS, and energy networks
  • International technology collaboration and marketing consultancy in: advanced materials, biofuels,  energy in buildings, energy from waste, fuel cells, graphene,  land remediation, lithium ion batteries, PV solar, transport, WEEE and plastics recycling, and water treatment
  • Asia Pacific Technology Network Cleantech Seminar Programme (Chair)
  • UK-Japan WEEE and Plastics Recycling Networking Group (Chair)
  • Office of Science and Technology  UK-Brazil-Southern Africa Biofuels Working Group
  • Sustainable Energy Exports Committee



  • BSc Chemistry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • PhD Chemistry, University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • Diploma  Management Studies, Henley Management College
  • MA Advanced Japanese Studies, University of Sheffield