Matthew Hannon

Chancellor's Fellow for Technology and Innovation
University of Strathclyde

Matthew works as Chancellor’s Fellow of Technology and Innovation at the University of Strathclyde’s Business School. His research examines the policy and market conditions necessary to accelerate innovation of low-carbon energy technologies and business models. He is a co-investigator for the UK Energy Research Centre’s community energy finance project and has published extensively on the effectiveness of policies to accelerate offshore renewables, such as wave power. Matthew has published in ‘Financial Times 50’ ranked journals and received international prizes for his research (e.g. World Energy Congress). He has extensive experience of generating lasting impact from his research across the energy sector, providing expert advice to BEIS, Scottish Government, Ofgem and major trade unions on energy policy issues, as well as acting as a lead author for World Energy Council’s World Energy Resources 2016 report. He also leads the Scottish Power Entrepreneurial Challenge at Strathclyde aimed at supporting innovative university energy spin-off companies. Finally, he is a visiting researcher at Imperial College London, a member of the British Institute for Energy Economics and Association for Studies in Innovation Science and Technology (AsSIST), as well as a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.