The University of Manchester Innovation Factory has welcomed Vikas Shah, MBE, as Entrepreneurial Mentor to help assist their work supporting academic and student inventors to identify research that has the potential to create value.

Currently CEO of Swiscot Group, a diversified international trading business, Vikas is a venture-investor in fast-growing technology businesses internationally and sits as a Non-Executive Director and advisor to numerous organisations. His vast roles have included Visiting Professor of Entrepreneurship at MIT Sloan, Honorary Professor of Business at The Alliance Business School, University of Manchester and an Honorary Industry Fellow at the University of Salford Business School.  He is one of the UK’s highest profile entrepreneurs and philanthropists, and was awarded an MBE for Services to Business and the Economy in Her Majesty the Queen’s 2018 New Year’s Honours List.

Vikas will be joining the Innovation Factory to offer support as an expert in Entrepreneurship.