Dr Ian Thompson BSc, DIC, PhD, FIMMM, C Eng.

Ian has founded Buckingham Technologies to apply his experience and expertise to support business growth through the development of people and to support companies in their research strategy and delivery, leading to the commercialisation of new technologies and products.

Ian has held the positions of:

  • Managing Director Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd.
  • Director of Sharp Healthcare and Medical (UK) Ltd.
  • Director of Business Development and Administration, Sharp Laboratories of Europe Ltd.
  • Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Oxfordshire Science Festival Ltd.
  • Non-Executive Director of Faradion Ltd.
  • European Technical Marketing Manager, TAM Ceramics (US subsidiary of Cookson Group).
  • Research Manager, Cookson Technology Centre, Cookson Group plc.
  • Research Technologist, BP Research International.

Technology transfer successes cover a broad range of technologies including the development of:

  • technical ceramics for automotive and bio applications,
  • manufacturing process audits and improvements for technical ceramic manufacture,
  • dielectrics for the capacitor industry,
  • 3D displays for the B2B market,
  • m-Learning app for learning English as a foreign language.

Ian spent over a decade defining, designing and delivering training programmes for Sharp Laboratories. However, his experience is not limited to internal programs for Sharp, he has also delivered training for the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, for example:

  • ‘Project Management’ for The Mathematical Institute, Centre for Doctoral Training, University of Oxford.
  • ‘Marketing Technology’ as part of the Building a Business Course, Said Business School, University of Oxford.
  • ‘Change Management’ for the MPhil in Engineering for Sustainable Development at Department of Engineering, University of Cambridge.

Ian would be pleased to discuss how best to develop your business. Whether that be your people, research strategy or product development needs, to see if he or his network can help grow your business.