Owen Wright

Innovation Associate

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“I have always had a natural curiosity for what’s coming next, what will people do to stay healthy in 5 years? how will people live in 20 years? The longevity economy is one such area that offers an abundance of opportunities for both the public and businesses across the globe. I am excited to join NICA in connecting the dots; using world-class science, the VOICE network, and data to deliver valuable insights to drive innovation.”

 

Owen is an Innovation Associate at NICA. He joined NICA in March 2021 with extensive experience as a consultant and researcher within trend forecasting and horizoning, having worked with a range of SME and blue-chip companies globally.

Owen was awarded a first-class degree with honours in Product Design from Teesside University. He is experienced in the fields of consultancy, trend forecasting, business strategy and innovation, leveraging desk-based research, analysis and communication to deliver high-quality forecasts to a range of stakeholders and clients.

Owen is particularly interested in the intersections of technology and product design, exploring how innovation, human-centred design and horizoning can lead to superior products and services for all.

 

Email: owen.wright@newcastle.ac.uk

 

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We deal with ageing and longevity. So we deal, first and foremost, with people - their relationship with society, the economy, politics and innovation. Our background is as diverse and holistic as the subject we deal with requires. This is us. Nice to meet you.

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