Peter Leather is head of IP & commercialisation at Lancashire Investment Readiness Programme.

For more than 20 years, Peter has played key roles in the Innovation, Research & Technology sector at policy, strategic and operational levels.

He is skilled in connecting people, ideas and resources at different parts of the innovation process such as ideation, invention, industrial design, new product development, managing IPR, commercialisation, new company formation and raising investment funds across the start-up, early stage, SME and larger company arenas.

Peter has an enviable network and a track record of providing professional market and client-led services to organisations vital for them to assess technology readiness.

He is also skilled at applying technology and technical insight that help turn ideas into successful products and services. His expertise is used by industry, academia, business and government.