Ewan Macpherson is an experienced advisor to technology and engineering companies on innovation, investor readiness, technology commercialisation, public and private sector funding and technical and financial due diligence. He specialises in helping high-technology businesses and engineering companies with innovation, investor readiness, technology commercialisation, public and private sector funding, and technical and financial due diligence.
Ewan has 20 years’ experience working in economic development roles with Scottish Development Agency, Foreign and Commonwealth Office, Scottish Enterprise and European Commission.
This includes innovation incubators, facilitation/training, advising on commercialisation activities, supporting companies in securing funding and providing after-care mentoring and support.
Ewan is also a highly experienced lead facilitator in the application of ACTOR®, which he co-developed, Systematic Inventive Thinking (SIT) and other established idea generation tools. He has also developed the BARTM and PocManTM processes to help facilitate innovation in companies effectively.
In addition, Ewan has also run both consultancy and manufacturing businesses in marine and land renewal. Overseas, he has worked for the World Health Organisation on a public health project for a Mediterranean island state, on new town development in the Hong Kong New Territories, and provided economic development assistance in a post-Soviet Russian state.
Ewan is a chartered engineer with degrees in both engineering and business. He also has accounting and finance, marketing, and business advice and counselling qualifications. He founded Ideality to pursue his passion for driving successful innovation, taking the theme much more broadly than technology, into products, processes, services and business models.