Amanda Lyne

Commercial Director


Amanda has 30 years’ commercial business experience, including various roles at ICI and more recently in early stage technology businesses. She is a Director of the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise partnership and Chair of UK Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Association. Her consultancy work focusses on clean energy and fund raising for start-up businesses, particularly in disruptive markets, where change and innovation is key to success. Most recently with support of the team’s she has helped create, she has raised over £20m for projects from either private equity sources, local investment and grants that have enabled the technologies to make rapid progress to commercialisation


Dr Gordon Nelson

Technical Director



Gordon has over 30 years’ experience in innovation, including technical and business development roles in materials research at the British Textile Technology Group and Technical Director at AIM listed Micap plc. From this work Gordon is globally renowned as an expert in product development using microencapsulation for application in textiles/materials. He also has experience of applying microencapsulation and other controlled release technologies in sectors such as flavours and fragrances, antimicrobials, insecticides and pharmaceuticals. As well as directing the research Gordon also specialises in technical project management in the materials, cleantech and bio sectors. Current and recent projects include the development of the liquid colour polyester melt-injection technology for Colormatrix Europe Ltd (part of the PolyOne Group) and the installation of the hydrogen refuelling station on the Honda (UK) site in Swindon, a project led by BOC (part of the Linde Group) and part funded by Innovate UK.


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