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Getting ready for AOPA National Assembly 2019

Getting ready for AOPA National Assembly 2019

We’ve decided for some time now that Adapttech will be joining AOPA National Assembly 2019 in San Diego, California, and this is very exciting for a couple of reasons. 

Adapttech: Meet Stuart Mead, our new Chairman

We’re delighted to announce the appointment of former Touch Bionics CEO, Stuart Mead, as our non-executive Chairman. Stuart comes to the company with a wealth of experience in the leadership of innovative medical devices and prosthetics companies.


Touch Bionics was the developer of the world’s first bionic hand. Stuart led the company from a pre-revenue IP-based business to being one of the leading brands in its field, recognised globally for both innovation and product excellence. Touch Bionics was sold to Icelandic orthotic and prosthetic manufacturer Össur in 2016.

“We are delighted to welcome Stuart to the Adapttech team,” said Peter Dines, COO and Head of Life Sciences & Biosciences at our lead investor, Mercia Asset Management. “As the company moves into its commercialization phase, we wanted to find a business leader with specific expertise in the prosthetics sector, and there are very few people in the world who are as well-qualified as Stuart for this role.”

Stuart has more than 30 years’ experience in technology industries and is experienced in sales and marketing. In addition to Touch Bionics, he has also been CEO of 3D scanning firm Fuel3D and biopharmaceuticals manufacturer Excell Biotech, and held senior management positions at both Kodak Clinical Diagnostics and Johnson & Johnson.

“I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to help Adapttech take its innovative technology to market,” said Stuart Mead, our non-exec Chairman. “We’ve got a big year ahead with our full commercial launch in the United States planned for the third quarter, and I’m looking forward to the challenge.”

Should startups worry about Intellectual Property?

We hear a lot about Intellectual Property but what is it, exactly? Why should we care? In which way is it important for startups? When should you start thinking about it? Throughout this article, I will try to give you some answers to these questions, since we also had to deal with them. 

My Top 5 Things for a Good Entrepreneur

My Top 5 Things for a Good Entrepreneur

Over the last years Fred — my business partner at— and I have been trying to figure out what are the most important characteristics an entrepreneur can have. What I've seen from my limited experience is that most successful entrepreneurs have a set of common traits that I decided to gather in this article.