Maria Nelson

Senior Head of Innovation Practice

Digital Catapult

About Maria

With a background is in innovation management, programme management and strategic communications, Dr. Maria Nelson leads the Open Innovation team, which develops and delivers Innovation Services for commercial clients and Innovation Programmes for technology startups and scaleups. The team also supports businesses large and small in co-innovating, accelerating the adoption of disruptive technologies to create efficiencies in existing business areas, as well as uncovering new markets and business models. Previously, Maria was Innovation Programme Manager at Cisco CREATE, its Internet of Everything Innovation Centre in London; where her projects included intelligent lighting, smart stations and connected healthcare.