Sameer Savani graduated with a first class Masters degree in Physics from University College London in 2002, specialising in fluid dynamics. Following five years of stealth technology research within the UK MOD, Sameer was recruited by the Aerospace and Defence Knowledge Transfer Network to develop and progress the roadmaps within the UK’s National Aerospace Technology Strategy – which today forms the basis of a £4bn joint industry-Government investment in Aerospace technology. In August 2010, Sameer joined ADS – the UK’s trade organisation advancing the UK Aerospace, Defence, Security and Space industries – as its Technology Advisor across all sectors, which includes the Digital Manufacturing agenda.
Sameer’s role involves advising the UK’s industrial strategies in those sectors, influencing Governments and agencies on all matters related to research, technology and innovation, as well as advising ADS’s 1000+ members on research and innovation opportunities, such as the Horizon2020 programme. During the world-renowned Farnborough Airshow, Sameer is lead for Futures Day (the industry’s single largest STEM outreach activity), Innovation Zone (dedicated exhibition of the UK’s R&T sector) and the emerging Aerospace 4.0 Zone.
Sameer is married, has two young children, enjoys playing badminton and the bagpipes, supports a number of charitable activities, and is the head of public relations for a local charity with global reach.
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