Chris Cramphorn

chris cramphorn

Dr Chris Cramphorn

Associate Professor

Biography

Chris is fascinated by complex problems, entrepreneurship, and innovation, and has applied his skills to real world problems such as responses to climate change, resilience in supply networks, strategic insight utilising big data, and also educational, entrepreneurship & employability requirements over the next twenty years.

He has advised universities in the UK and Europe on innovating teaching & learning, improving research impact, and enhancing commercialisation & knowledge transfer of research (having developed and sold two spinouts from his earlier research).

His current to interests are focusing on SME growth and innovation, especially in the development of new business and economic models including circular economy and technology enhanced innovation.

Before his move to Edinburgh Napier University, Chris developed and managed the initial research commercialisation service within the London School of Economics and Political Science, including co-authoring a successful £5 million funding bid. Government and international organisation consulting work includes improving responsible and technology enhanced entrepreneurship in developing nations, and developing low environmental/high social impact supply networks. Additionally, Chris’ applied research for venture capital firms builds upon industrial ecosystems thinking to enhance investment decision-making models. He also advises venture capital firms on new investment areas, on expertise development and recruitment, and works with startups to improve growth and social/environmental impact.

Events

Esteem

Advisory panels and expert committees or witness

  • Start-ups and commercialisation advisory
  • Commercialisation Ecosystem Advisor (Local Development Agencies - UK and International)
  • Venture Capital Advisor

 

Invited Speaker

  • Masterclass Series: Entrepreneurship for all
  • Scottish Higher Education Developers - Digital in Entrepreneurship Education Invited Speaker
  • Global Entrepreneurship and Innovation Forum (China): ASPECT: A Social sciences Platform for Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation and Transformation
  • Panel Speaker - London Tech Week @ Cocoon Networks
  • Set Squared Partnership Accelerators and Incubators Symposium
  • Panel Speaker London Tech week (various)
  • Institute of Directors: Sustainability for Contracts: sustainability initiatives in SMEs for tender prequalification and preferred contractor status
  • Invited Speaker Zurich Investor Networks (various)

 

Media Activity

  • Entrepreneurial Leadership to Pivot and Grow
  • Business Growth Tips and Tools
  • Entrepreneurial Leadership and Culture

 

Membership of Professional Body

  • Fellow of the HEA
  • WWF One Planet Leader

 

Non-executive Directorship

  • Board Observer for Investments

 

Spin-outs and Licences

  • Complesolve Research Spinout
  • Interactive Teaching Cases

 

Visiting Positions

  • HELBUS Helisnki School of Business
  • Member of Business School Green Team (Exeter)
  • Member of the College of Markers (Exeter)
  • EQUIS & AACSB Accreditation Committee Student/ Alumni Representative (Exeter)

 

Date


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Entrepreneurial Infographics

Digital Artefact
Cramphorn, C. (2021)
Entrepreneurial Infographics. [Digital image]
Entrepreneurial Infographics to develop understanding of key entrepreneurial activities and concepts within the more general population.

Infographics as a tool to engage and enhance students’ understanding of key entrepreneurship and small business growth: Infographics, visual learners, entrepreneurship concepts

Presentation / Conference
Cramphorn, C., & Brodie, J. (2020, July)
Infographics as a tool to engage and enhance students’ understanding of key entrepreneurship and small business growth: Infographics, visual learners, entrepreneurship concepts. Presented at Advance HE Teaching and Learning Conference 2020, July, Online

Developing the Circular Economy through Usership

Presentation / Conference
Cramphorn, C., & Pierron, X. (2020, March)
Developing the Circular Economy through Usership. Poster presented at British Academy of Management Digital Transformation and Circular Entrepreneurship Symposium, Falmouth

Building Stories with Bricks: Lego serious play and entrepreneurial leadership storytelling with the Ministry of Defence

Presentation / Conference
Cramphorn, C., & Allford, R. (2019, July)
Building Stories with Bricks: Lego serious play and entrepreneurial leadership storytelling with the Ministry of Defence. Presented at Edinburgh Napier Learning and Teaching Conference, Edinburgh

Example of an Anonymised Innovation Audit Report (Commercially Sensitive)

Report
Cramphorn, C. (2018)
Example of an Anonymised Innovation Audit Report (Commercially Sensitive
Example Innovation Audit report - anonymised and certain sections redacted because of commercial sensitivity and NDA.

Managing Change in the Development of Sustainable Online Assessment Practices

Presentation / Conference
Cramphorn, C. (2011, September)
Managing Change in the Development of Sustainable Online Assessment Practices. Paper presented at ALT-C 2011: 18th international conference of the Association for Learning Technology, Leeds

The changing role of professionalism in post- bureaucratic local governance: the case of traffic congestion in two unitary authorities

Thesis
Cramphorn, C. (2009)
The changing role of professionalism in post- bureaucratic local governance: the case of traffic congestion in two unitary authorities. (Thesis). University of Glamorgan. Retrieved from http://researchrepository.napier.ac.uk/Output/1999635
Based upon a case study approach of two innovative local authorities, this thesis examines the changing role of professionals within the traffic congestion policy area as the ...

In Field vs In Class Dissertation Supervision: Lessons from Executive MBA and MSc dissertations for employability

Journal Article
Cramphorn, C. (2007)
In Field vs In Class Dissertation Supervision: Lessons from Executive MBA and MSc dissertations for employability. Online Journal of Employability Research,

Book review

Journal Article
Tansley, T., & Cramphorn, C. (2005)
Book review. International Journal of Training and Development, 9(2), 153-154. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2419.2005.00228.x
Book reviewed The Connecticon: Learning for the connected generation Frank Rennie and Robin Mason, 2004. Published by Information Age Publishing, Greenwich, CT. ISBN 1-59311...

Module Development Through Peer-assisted Student Support: an initial evaluation

Journal Article
Packham, G., Cramphorn, C., & Miller, C. (2001)
Module Development Through Peer-assisted Student Support: an initial evaluation. Mentoring and Tutoring, 9(2), 113-124. https://doi.org/10.1080/13611260120069354
The importance of effective module development in terms of content and delivery is becoming increasingly significant within higher education. The majority of evaluation exerci...

Pre-Napier Funded Projects

  • A Social sciences Platform for Entrepreneurship, Commercialisation, and Transformation
  • Utilising "Cheaptech" for Sustainable Development (DEFRA/UN development programme)
  • South West Circular Economy Forum
  • MEDUSSA: Multimedia Case Study system funded my Higher Education Academy "Small Grant" funding

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