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Max Bardwell

Max Bardwell

Senior Business Development Manager

Medical Technologies Innovation Facility

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Professional Services


Max Bardwell is the Senior Business Development Manager for the Medical Technologies Innovation Facility (MTIF). His role focusses on the following responsibilities:

  • Develop the MTIF commercial offering and enable companies, universities and academics to contract with MTIF to develop med-tech for the benefit of patients.

Career overview

Before joining the MTIF in his current role Dr Max Bardwell joined NTU as part of the PLECS team focussing on strategic partnerships between NTU and commercial entities. Prior to this he was at the University of Nottingham working as the Research and Business Development manager for the GeoEnergy Research Centre (GERC). Working closely with the centre director he expanded the centres industrial engagement activity and was decisive in helping to secure the award of the £60m Energy Research Accelerator project. Before joining the University of Nottingham he worked as a business manager for UCL’s technology transfer company UCLB. At UCLB Max handled intellectual property for the Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering; focusing mainly on novel medical imaging, diagnostic techniques and digital health. He also had a project management role helping to progress medical device projects towards achieving CE marking. Prior to working at UCL Max has worked in product development roles for almost his entire career, at a number of HEIs and spinouts. Designing and manufacturing components for mass spectrometers and their hyphenated techniques. Highlights include, a 400G impact resistant ionisation source for planetary penetrator missions, an atmosphere monitoring system for the UK’s next generation nuclear submarines and a self-contained tuberculosis diagnostic instrument for sub Saharan Africa. Max holds an MBA from the Open University and a degree and PhD from Nottingham Trent University.