Alastair Dawes

Director Of Business, Development & Ent

School of Digital, Technologies and Arts

  • I'm a Digital Innovation and transformation expert with specialisms in mobile and web solutions and the development and exploitation of IP. I have a proven track record of delivery in a variety of Knowledge Transfer projects, including 17 KTPs and more than 10 Innovation vouchers. The overall value to the University of my work is in excess £2m and continues to grow each year.
  • I work with a range of sectors. Helping manufacturers to embed innovation or supporting digital businesses with new product development.
  • Outside work I’ll either be with my family, running, up a mountain or out with my camera.

Academic qualifications

  • Ba(Hons) Economics,
  • MSc Computing for Business


  • Digital Transformation
  • Innovation Management
  • Industry 4.0
  • Web Development
  • Web and Proximity marketing strategy
  • Business Technology Strategy
  • Web Applications
  • Mobile Markets and Applications
  • Web Analytics and SEO
  • NFC and other contactless technologies
  • Technology project management
  • Knowledge and Technology transfer

Enterprise and commercial interests

  • 17 Knowledge Transfer Projects
  • 2 EU bids focused on supporting the regional economy to innovate and retain our graduate talent.
  • Technology Spin Outs
in the UK for Quality Education

Sustainable Development Goal 4, Times Higher Education Impact Rankings 2023

for Career Prospects

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Facilities

Whatuni Student Choice Awards 2023

for Social Inclusion

The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2023

of Research Impact is ‘Outstanding’ or ‘Very Considerable’

Research Excellence Framework 2021

of Research is “Internationally Excellent” or “World Leading”

Research Excellence Framework 2021

Four Star Rating

QS Star Ratings 2021