Andy Burnett, 2016 Alumni Achievement Award winner
Andy Burnett is a recovering academic with a passion for creativity and technology. With a BSc in Management Science from Loughborough University and an MSc in Creativity and Change Management from SUNY Buffalo State, he’s worked with a variety of organizations to further scientific and academic innovation.
Andy has filled various roles, from a Research Fellow at the Cranfield School of Management, to the Director of Innovation for Knowledge Associates Ltd. He is currently the CEO and Founder of a consulting firm that specializes in accelerating scientific innovation called Knowinnovation (and yes, he's aware that it works better written down than spoken). Andy has consulted for organizations both large and small, including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC), and NASA. Along the way, he was fortunate enough to discover that what really excites him is the potential to massively increase human creativity by harnessing the internet to build networks of creative minds. Although this is currently only a potential for the future, Andy is anxiously awaiting a time when it is a reality.