Theme Lead - Sustainable Materials and Circular Economy, High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVM)
Shak is the Theme Lead for Sustainable Materials and Circular Economy at the High Value Manufacturing Catapult (HVMC). He is currently mobilizing an initiative on Design for Sustainability and Circularity to strengthen industry’s capabilities for designing products, services, systems, and supply chains to be sustainable, by design. Shak was part of the founding team for the Centre of Process Innovation, which is now part of HVMC. He has 40 years of experience in software engineering, manufacturing, and development of new technologies and materials. His key areas of focus are climate change, future of healthcare, sustainability, and exponential technologies. Shak is a passionate advocate for sustainable development and believes that we can create a more sustainable future by designing products, services and supply chains that are more efficient and yet protective of the Earth’s critical natural and ecological systems. He is also a strong believer in the power of technology to help us solve some of the world’s biggest challenges.
08-Jun-2023Innovation StageDesign, Engineering and Manufacturing fit for the 21st Century (CPI) / BEAT (Business Energy Aid Toolkit) (WMG)