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Dr Andrew Hale

Lecturer in Engineering and Entrepreneurship (Education & Research)


Telephone: 01392 726957

Extension: (Streatham) 6957

Dr Andrew Hale has recently joined the University of Exeter as a lecturer (E&R) developing the pioneering Engineering and Entrepreneurship course. His background comprises a blend of both industry and academia, having worked as a management consultant for the last 7 years. During this time in industry, Dr Hale worked with both public and private sector organisations, creating and applying methodologies designed to enhance their strategic approach to challenges such as innovation, technology development, business model innovation, and supply chain engagement.

Dr Hale holds an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in Systems from the University of Bristol, and a Masters in Engineering (MEng) from the University of Leeds. The theme of his doctoral work explored how collaborative models of innovation and technology development may be more effectively applied in industry. In his most recent role, Dr Hale successfully commercialised aspects of this doctoral work into a service: Digital Intelligent Brokerage, which was applied to support SME innovation and engagement in the UK Water Sector.

A member of the Institute of Engineering and Technology (MIET), the Academy of Management (AOM) and British Academy of Management (BAM), Dr Hale has a particular interest understanding how new technology can be more effectively developed, commercialised and utilised, specifically in the context of entrepreneurship and innovation.


Research Interests

·     Entrepreneurship

·     Intrapreneurship

·     Interorganisational Networks

·     Business model innovation

·     Brokerage

·     Innovation

·     Tech start-up journeys

·     SME engagement, growth and development

·     Collaborative Problem Structuring



·     ECM2102: Management and Management Science

·     ECM3130: Engineering in Society and Company Finance

·     ECM1111: Entrepreneurship Skills Development

·     ECM3174: Engineering Year in Industry

·     ECM3153: Management of Product Development

·     ECMM164: MSc Dissertation


PhD Students and Visiting Researchers

I am actively seeking and welcome enquiries from students interested in any of the above or closely related fields of research. I also welcome enquiries from academics active in these fields with a desire to collaborate or explore the possibilities of working with Exeter University.


Start-ups, Business and Consultancy

As a large proportion of my research is conducted in industry, I am keen to engage with industry partners at all levels, across all sectors. Whether you’re a newly ideated start-up needing support with a business model strategy, an established FTSE 100, or just someone who fancies a chat, please do get in touch as I’d be keen to explore any opportunities for collaboration relating to the above areas.