Tom FiddianInnovation Lead - Creative Industries at UKRI Innovate UK
Tom manages Innovate UK’s funding programme across all the Creative Industries. He has run a number of significant funding activities ranging from supporting Art & Tech start-ups, to incentivising and securing substantial FDI from large multi-national media and entertainment corporations. He developed the strategy and secured the funding for the £33m “Audience of the Future” programme in creative immersive experiences.
After leaving university, he set up his own company producing videos and creating tour visuals for the music industry. He has 10 years of broad cross-sector design experience, designing consumer products in the Health, Packaging, Food and Telecoms industries. He has also run consultancies for industry and government regulators.