Meet the team

A new approach

Iprova is the result of a new approach to invention created by people who are passionate about working at the very leading edge of engineering and science. We bring the creative results of our work, in the form of intellectual property, to industry leaders around the globe.

Thoughts from some of our team members

Julian Nolan
CEO and Founder

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Julian Nolan
CEO and Founder

Before starting Iprova, Julian was Vice President of Licensing for Honeywell in Europe. Formerly, Julian worked at the Central Research Laboratories of EMI Music in London in the role of business development director of the DSP group. Julian holds a first degree in electronic engineering, and postgraduate degrees in subjects that include Artificial Intelligence.

At Iprova we invent faster and more diversely than before so our customers can innovate more quickly and speed up the evolution of their business.

Dr Matthew Lawrenson
COO

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Dr Matthew Lawrenson
COO

Before joining Iprova, Matthew founded a semiconductor company developing dynamically reconfigurable processing technology for smartphone cameras. This built on experience gained at both Bookham Technology and Seagate Technology. Matthew has a PhD in applied physics, a first degree in physics and an MBA from Edinburgh University.

At Iprova we deliver the next key inventions to some of the largest and most well respected companies in the world. Inventing the next generation of consumer and industrial technologies is both extremely challenging and rewarding.

Dr Nicholas Walker
CSO

Dr Nicholas Walker
CSO

Nicholas has a degree in physiology and a full medical degree along with a PhD in artificial intelligence. He has founded a number of technology companies including Oxford Biomaterials Ltd and iXscient Ltd and was the managing director of microstructured optics company Microsharp Technologies for 10 years where he developed optics for solar energy and lighting. For the previous 10 years Nick worked at Thorn EMI Central Research Laboratories where he managed a number of research divisions including the Advanced Computing Group and the Biomedical and Chemical Instrumentation Group. During that time he developed a neural network text data mining systems which was licensed and is now part of OpenText Corporation products.

Invention is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration. Iprova takes the sweat out of it.

Ahmed Mouhtaine

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Ahmed Mouhtaine

Working at Iprova is a unique opportunity to create pioneering technology for the acceleration of human creativity.

Ana Manasovska

Ana Manasovska

It's hugely exciting to help develop a data driven approach to invention using the latest advances in machine learning and other technologies.

Bernard Maccari

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Bernard Maccari

As I am a software engineer passionate about machine learning with applications in natural language processing, Iprova is a great place in which to learn and apply that learning to practical problems. Working with a highly motivated team in an interactive environment is very rewarding.

Diego Antognini

Diego Antognini

I am thrilled to be working with the Iprova team to extend the boundaries of machine learning and other technologies applied to invention.

Dr Bernadette Elliott-Bowman

Dr Bernadette Elliott-Bowman

Iprova's AI based software allows us to push the boundaries of our own intelligence and create inventions that will help define the technologies of tomorrow. I feel privileged to play a part.

Dr Chris Wright

Dr Chris Wright

Innovating at the cutting edge of many technical frontiers has been a challenging, fun and very fulfilling experience, which has been enabled in no small part by the friendly and collaborative atmosphere in the Iprova team.

Dr Jasper van den Berg

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Dr Jasper van den Berg

Working at Iprova is great: fast paced, exciting and with a unique approach to the invention process. The capabilities of our software team are impressive, allowing us to rapidly evolve this exciting field.

Katharina Ballani

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Katharina Ballani

At Iprova I enjoy working at the boundary between the present and the future. It is exciting how inventions are created by our innovative and dynamic team.

Konstantinos Ioannou

Konstantinos Ioannou

I’m passionate about creativity and invention. Iprova provides a unique opportunity to apply my machine learning and NLP skills in this exciting and fast moving area.

Matteo Pagliardini

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Matteo Pagliardini

After more than a century spent by humans to automatize repetitive tasks, it’s time for us to tackle automatizing the creative ones. Iprova is one of those rare companies audaciously taking that step.

Advisory Board

Jean-Philippe Lallement
Managing Director, Innovation Park, EPFL

Jean-Philippe Lallement
Managing Director, Innovation Park, EPFL

Jean-Philippe Lallement is the Managing Director of the Innovation Park at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, EPFL. A prominent specialist in high-tech entrepreneurship, Jean-Philippe formerly held the role of Vice President and General Manager at SITA Group and was closely involved in the formation of Equant, which listed on the New York Stock Exchange.

Peter Finnie
Managing Partner at Gill Jennings & Every

Peter Finnie
Managing Partner at Gill Jennings & Every

Peter Finnie is a Partner at leading London-based patent and trademark firm Gill Jennings & Every. He is a highly experienced patent attorney with broad-ranging technical expertise. Peter acts for major corporations in the US as well as SMEs and large corporates across Europe and Asia.

Professor Bill Fischer
Professor of Innovation Management, IMD

Professor Bill Fischer
Professor of Innovation Management, IMD

Bill Fischer is Professor of Innovation Management at IMD, where he has been on the faculty for more than 15 years. Bill writes a blog entitled The Ideas Business for Forbes.com and has authored three books relating to innovation: Virtuoso Teams in 2005, The Idea Hunter in 2011, and Reinventing Giants in 2013.

Ruud Peters
Former Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Philips

Ruud Peters
Former Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Philips

As Chief Intellectual Property Officer of Philips for 15 years until the end of 2013, Ruud Peters created and managed one of the world’s most successful Intellectual Property businesses. After his retirement as Chief Intellectual Property Officer, Ruud has continued to work with Philips as an advisor on various strategy and Intellectual Property related projects.

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