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Professor Steve Evans is Director of the Centre for Industrial Sustainability at the University of Cambridge, which brings together disciplines around key challenges in moving industry toward sustainability. Steve has pioneered many techniques, from radical resource efficiency strategies through sustainable business model innovation to system re-thinking. He has a 15 year industrial career, at 26 becoming Engineering Systems Manager at world leading ejection seat company Martin-Baker Engineering. His research has led to tools used by 300+ companies across 25 countries, and influencing UK and international policy.

Steve has leadership experience from start-ups, government, multi-nationals, charities etc. He is Chair of the IET Manufacturing Policy Panel and Co-Chair, with Lord Bilimoria, of the Manufacturing Commission. Steve volunteers each year in Brazilian favelas. Steve is a serial cleantech entrepreneur, focussing on disruptive start-ups, such as being Chair of the Board for Project X Global, a start-up shifting $1.3T of purchased materials to sustainable sources.

Professor Evans has been at the forefront of industrial sustainability research such as holding the 1st UK grant in sustainable product service systems, multiple grants in industrial symbiosis and projects in bio-refining with industry. In recognition of his academic leadership Steve was elected as Member of Academia Europaea in 2019.

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