T E A M 

Jenny Tillotson FRSA PhD (RCA)

Creative Director / Founder

Dr Jenny Tillotson is a Sensory Designer and creative drive behind a truly transdisciplinary project. She is the founder of eScent which integrates the health, natural and social sciences in a humanities fashion context, transcending their traditional boundaries.  She is a named inventor on several awarded and pending patents in the field of wearable scent technology and smart textiles for fashiontech, health, wellbeing, beauty and lifestyle. Currently, she is participating in the Transformative Technology Academy and SimDH Accelerator at London Southbank University.  She was formerly a Reader in "Sensory Fashion" at Central Saint Martins (University of the Arts London) and a Visiting Scholar in Professor Chris Lowe's Biotechnology Healthcare group at the University of Cambridge. She is a member of Cambridge Neuroscience, a Fellow of the Royal Society of the Arts and an Associate of the British Society of Perfumers. She is also a Winston Churchill Fellow and did her fellowship report on "Sensory Fashion stress management tools to prevent a bipolar relapse".  Jenny holds a degree in Fashion Communication from Central Saint Martins and a PhD in Printed Textiles from the Royal College of Art. As a FiFi (Fragrance Foundation UK) Award nominee, she has exhibited internationally, published in science and design journals and worked with industry including IFF, Philips Research, NIKE, Unilever, Cambridge Consultants, The North Face and Adeline André haute couture.

Hugh Parnell

 

Director

 

Hugh Parnell is Chairman of Cambridge Cleantech and non-exec of several low carbon growth companies; Growth Accelerator coach on business growth and angel/VC equity and a consultant for early-stage entrepreneurial businesses. Qualified as a chartered accountant, Hugh had a diverse career around finance and business development over 16 years with British Petroleum, 6 years doing international corporate finance and, since 2000, helping businesses in the Cambridge technology/innovation community. He is also campaigning for the County Council for an ESCO for Cambridgeshire, co-founder of the e-Luminate Cambridge light Festival, ‘ambassador’ for the Centre for Global Equality and Wysing Arts, part of the oversight board for Cambridge Retrofit, helping the editorial Board for “Cambridge Phenomenon – the Impact”, is Hon Treasurer of Magpas and in dialogue with Addenbrookes Charitable Trust about fund-raising.

Professor Dr Andreas Manz, PhD, FRSC

 

Scientific Advisor / Co-Founder

 

Professor Dr Andreas Manz is one of the pioneers in microchip technology used for chemical applications. He is the head of research at KIST Europe, Korea Institute of Science and Technology, Germany.  In 2015, he won the 2015 European Inventor Award, category 'lifetime achievement' at the EU Patent Office, Paris. He was scientific advisor and consultant of Caliper Technologies, California. The company is active in "lab on chip" technology. He conducted most of his earlier work at Hitachi Ltd, Japan and Ciba-Geigy Corporate Analytical Research, Switzerland, Imperial College London and the Institute for Analytical Sciences, Dortmund. He was the Founding Member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Lab on a Chip” published by the Royal Society of Chemistry, UK. He was a founding member and member of the board of the annual international conference “micro TAS”. He was also involved in several start-up companies including Casect, Sensory Design & Technology, Predicant Biosciences, SpinX, Ambrigen and Genetic Microdevices.

Jonathan Lloyd-Platt, MSc (Sloan Fellow) BA

 

Luxury Goods, Fashion / Co-Founder

 

Jonathan Lloyd-Platt is a Chief Executive specialising in strategic multi-channel brand development in interiors, fashion and luxury goods. A Sloan Fellow of London Business School and founder of fashion label Ally Capellino. Experienced in eCommerce and international retail having opened flagship stores and transactional websites in Europe, Japan and the US. In-depth understanding of marketing to high net worth consumers and luxury retailers. Extensive experience of creative design and of managing artistic people and the design process.

Professor Emeritus Chris Lowe, OBE, FREng, FInstP, FRSC

 

Biotechnology & mhealth Advisor

 

Professor Chris Lowe is the  Director of the Cambridge Academy of Therapeutic Sciences (CATS) and Emeritus Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering & Biotechnology at the University of Cambridge and researches in both diagnostics and therapeutics in the healthcare biotechnology sector. He is a fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering, the Institute of Physics and the Royal Society of Chemistry. He has 375 publications, >100 patents and and has a number of national and international prizes: “Queen’s Award for Technological Achievement”; “Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Higher and Further Education”; “Most Entrepreneurial Scientist of the UK”; OBE in the Queen’s New Year Honours; BBSRC Commercial Innovator of the Year in 2011. He has been the driving force for the establishment of 11 spin-out companies and fosters entrepreneurship within the University.

 

Aromachology Advisor

 

Kim Lahiri has been in the cosmetics and perfumery world for 40 years, starting her career with Unilever in Hair and Skin research in 1976. She then went onto to train as an Aromachologist 24 years ago specializing in the creation of therapeutic fragrances for skin care companies and world renowned Spas. She has worked with Estee Lauder, Clinique, Kanebo to name a few and is currently working freelance within the health and wellbeing arena and the food and drinks industry lecturing globally on the importance of the sense of smell. Her portfolio includes project management, brand design and business mentoring within the cosmetic,health and wellbeing fields.

Jerry Bertrand

 

 

Digital Scent Technology Advisor

FryHealth & Spence LLP

Patent's, IPR

Marks & Clerk

Patents, IPR

Royal Society of the Arts

 

Fellowship support

UK Trade & Investment

International Support

Winston Churchill Memorial Trust

 

Fellowship support

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