Position: Engineer, Director, Owner, Founder – NanoLayr, (Previously Revolution Fibres)
Field: Nanotechnology, nanomaterials
I was very inquisitive about how things worked. I was encouraged by my parents and my grandfather to take things apart, and I used to regularly just pull things to pieces to see what made them tick and how they worked and then put them back together again. My creative upbringing helped me a lot with innovation.
Key skills for innovation
Simon thinks the following skills are important for working in innovation:
- ability to think outside the square
- drawing on experience
- learning off others.
Background knowledge and experience
The background knowledge and experience that has contributed to Simon’s unique knowledge and skill set for his current role at Revolution Fibres includes:
- engineering qualifications
- twenty years’ experience running his air filtration business, Safe New Zealand.
UPDATE: In May 2021, Revolution Fibres rebranded to NanoLayr.
This article is based on information current in 2013.