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Michael Gilkes

01642 738851
Job title:
Enterprise Europe Network Manager
Department for Academic Enterprise

About Michael Gilkes

Michael Gilkes

Michael Gilkes
Enterprise Europe Network Manager, Department for Academic Enterprise
T: 01642 738851

Michael is responsible for D-LAB, a research and development lab that provides a platform for ambitious students, creative professionals and researchers to engage in collaborative R&D projects and consultancy activities.

Michael is a member of the Creative Industries sector group, one of 17 international groups setup by the Enterprise Europe Network (

Through the Enterprise Europe Network you can access a range of support locally such as help in seeking funding for R&D and Innovation, an extensive database of European and international businesses looking for partnerships and collaboration with UK businesses, advice on intellectual property and patents, and EU law and standards. The Network provides events and networking opportunities as well as face to face discussions with innovation and business advisors.

Research interests

Creative design processes applied to new and emerging technologies via the web and mobile devices responding to:

- Improvements to business applications and process making them become more dynamic and competitive

- Tackling social and medical issues such as those suffering from Dementia

- 3D Web based interactive applications as online Business Parks

Enterprise interests

Commercialisation of digital products.

In the news

  • Author Peter hoping to 'seal' global success
    The Evening Gazette, 20.08.2015
    Article mentions Michael Gilkes assisting the author with the Norwegian translations of the Sally the Oil Rig Seal books.