Abigail Hird

Acting Head of Design & Design Innovation Network Lead, KTN

Abigail Hird

Abi leads the Design Innovation Network and is interim head of the Design team in KTN. Working across sectors and technology areas, Abi creates connections to help innovators leverage good design practice and deliver positive change.

Abi is passionate about the role that diversity and inclusion, good collaboration and systems thinking can play in delivering better innovation outcomes.

Abi has deep expertise in design, manufacturing, innovation, and engineering management, and previously led KTN’s “Navigating the Design to Manufacture Journey” programme. With experience in both industry and academia she has led multi-partner innovation projects in a range of sectors including automotive, aerospace, logistics, defencetextiles and medical devices. Abi holds a Doctorate in Systems Engineering, an MEng in Product Design Engineering and is a Fellow of the RSA.

Abigail Hird

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The New ROI: Return on Inclusion

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