Meet the Mentors

Matt Mellor
Managing Director, Createc

Matt is a founding Director of Createc and the driving force behind the company’s unique culture and approach to innovation. Fusion is Matt’s way of supporting the next generation of entrepreneurs and seeing Createc technology widely applied to solving real world problems.

David Clark

Operations Director, Createc

Dave was one of Createc’s first employees, joining from a highly technical research position in astrophysics. Dave has grown with the company to lead not just many of their technical projects, but also their uniquely creative innovation and IP development process.

Janet Milne

Fusion Programme Manager, FIS360 Ltd

Janet is responsible for developing and delivering Fusion and supporting candidates on their journey. Janet brings over 22 years’ experience in technical product development, manufacturing and commercialisation, to Director level. She is supporting Fusion through FIS360.

Frank Allison
CEO, FIS360 Ltd

Founder of FIS360, Frank has worked in multiple industries in the UK and USA and is an expert in the commercialisation of early stage cutting edge technologies. FIS360 is developing and delivering Fusion in partnership with Createc.

Gillian Brown
Director, Entrepreneur Business School

Gillian has been CEO of two start-up companies. She has been a commercialisation specialist for over 15 years, coaching over 40 early-stage companies, and brings a wealth of personal experience to bear on delivery of EBS’s highly regarded business training programme.

Alister Minty
Director, Entrepreneur Business School

Alister is an experienced Chairman and non-exec director who has spent more than 20 years creating spinout and startup companies and selling technology-led products to global OEMs. Alister is an investor and Chairman in seven successful startup companies to date.

Meet our 2021 Cohort

Ben Chaudhri

Ben joins the Fusion programme as CEO of Createc Robotics, a Createc spinout company that is developing a robotics software platform for enabling easier adoption of robotics by industrial users. Ben has been at the heart of developing the technology from an early concept within Createc.

Seb Kitchin

Sebastian brings over 12 years of applied engineering and project management experience, gained across multiple industrial sectors, to the Fusion programme. His passion is to think outside the box and use new or existing technologies, applied in novel ways, to solve real-world problems.

Rosie Lester

Rosie is leading strategic growth of the Nuclear Instruments Division within Createc and looking to take their products to the next level of innovation. Rosie is a radiation measurement specialist with over 15 years’ experience in the industry.

Rosie Richardson 

Rosie joins the Fusion programme with a wealth of experience in strategic marketing and technology product development. She is an ambitious and commercially savvy entrepreneur who is passionate about creating and communicating the value in technology.  


Sam Jakobson

Sam joins the Fusion programme from a technical background within Createc. His entrepreneurial ambition is founded on a strong technical understanding combined with commercial vision for cutting edge technology. His key focus is bridging the gap between state-of-the-art research and market success.

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