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Dr. Charles JM Footer

Charles Footer is the Head of Advanced Services and Products at QinetiQ, a team of teams he leads as an independent business within QinetiQ plc. He manages technically and professionally across several technology areas selected as high impact and disruptive including across quantum materials and devices, power drive technologies, extreme environments, energy storage and harvesting systems, functional/stealth materials and coatings among a number of others. He has a proven track record of developing low TRL concepts into valuable IP, future research topics and substantial income streams with significant success including experience in start-up, venture capital and technology industries with a specialism for energy, defence, security and space markets. He has held the role of principle investigator on technical programmes of values totalling multiple millions of pounds across delivery teams in several countries.