Adrian Burden is a material scientist and technology entrepreneur. He was the founding CEO of Singular ID, an anti-counterfeiting startup based on micro and nanotechnology which was the first commercial spin-off from the Institute of Materials Research and Engineering in Singapore. The business raised angel and venture capital finance before it was sold to a leading pharmaceutical packaging manufacturer. Building on this experience, Adrian has written the book Start to Exit: How to maximize the value in your start-up, and he is also a Royal Society Entrepreneur in Residence at the University of Birmingham.
Adrian founded and curates the annual Malvern Festival of Innovation to promote STEM subjects, design and entrepreneurship with different events aimed at school students, families and business professionals. He also runs the Wyche Innovation Centre on the Malvern Hills and he is the founding CTO of a blockchain applications venture called BlockMark Technologies.