ENGINEERING AND COMMERCIALISATION EXPERTISE.
BUILDING NEXT GENERATION PRODUCTS AND GLOBAL BUSINESSES.
Grey Innovation identify existing IP and assess market needs and applications using global industry channel partners. to accelerate and de-risk commercialization. We fast fail process to screen and prove technology and commercial feasibility then spin out new companies, novate IP's and raise further investment. Grey develop, trial and certify the technology ready for sale and facilitate partnerships and acquisitions on exit.
Grey bring strong expertise in Product Development, Manufacturing and Commercialization.
Jefferson Harcourt formed Grey Innovation in 1998, and since its inception, Grey has undertaken engineering development work for a wide range of industry sectors including defence, automotive, consumer electronics, and medical devices.
Jefferson is also an Executive Director of Verde Innovation; an early stage investment fund geared at translating research into commercial products in revenue. Jefferson works with members of the investment community to help build business, sits on a number of start up company boards, and is committed to helping create successful high-tech companies.
Gilbert joined Grey Innovation in 2011 as Chief Executive Officer. He is focused on the identification of value and delivery of high quality, innovative technology to create new products, develop new markets and produce commercial opportunities. Gilbert is highly experienced in defining strategy, raising capital and leading multidisciplinary teams.
Gilbert brings strong industry experience at the highest level, including 14 years with Siemens in Switzerland, Germany, France and China. A key member of the Executive ICN Telecom Business Unit, Gilbert reported to the CEO and Chairman of Siemens France for strategic product development on technical advances for worldwide release.
He played a pivotal role in Siemens telecom fixed network penetration of the French market.
As Vice President Business Development for Innothera, an international privately held French pharmaceutical company, Gilbert initiated the strategy and infiltration of the US market for their leading FDA medical device. He maintains strong ties with Europe which have supported the recent opening of Grey Innovation Germany in Munich.
Gilbert has built on his masters in Electronic Engineering and now holds an Executive MBA from HEC Paris.