Sheldon joined Maritime UK following a varied career focussed on technology and innovation, in scientific publishing, for the South West Regional Development Agency and latterly Plymouth City Council where he helped establish innovation projects bringing together government, industry and academia. For the last six years Sheldon has led the development of the Maritime UK South West Cluster.
As Programme Manager for Maritime Innovation, Sheldon is tasked with increasing collaborative R&D, enabling cross fertilisation of ideas from other sectors. As part of this work Sheldon provides secretariat to the Technology Innovation Group to help deliver the innovation ambitions within Maritime 2050.
Sheldon’s work base is at the Oceansgate Enterprise Zone Plymouth.