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Tim Miller - Aston University. Birmingham, , GB

Tim Miller

Director of Engagement, Energy and Bioproducts Research Institute (EBRI) | Aston University


Tim has more than 15 years board level experience in technology companies, technical and commercial management and research marketing.







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Tim Miller has worked alongside top academic and research teams to set up and develop the Energy and Bio-products Research Institute (EBRI) at Aston University. This included contract and funding compliance, procurement, marketing and research engagement. Tim has supported the work of the institute through a programme of externally funded projects to accelerate sustainable business innovation.

He has over 15 years senior and board level experience in technology companies, technical and commercial management, research marketing and consultancy.

He has experience contracting in the corporate energy sector for clients such as British Gas, BP, Shell, Texas Eastern North Sea and ICI.

He has founded and managed university related start-up companies in the telecoms sector as CEO, executive or non-executive director.

Tim worked in place based economic development with Nottingham City Council and with regional development agencies on innovation driven growth, business cluster and network development.

He has taken a lead on science park growth and development at Nottingham City Council, with the University of Nottingham and nationally through board membership of UK Science Parks Association.

His track record includes winning high value tenders and technology projects in the public and private sectors as well as setting up multi stakeholder teams to manage and deliver results.

Areas of Expertise (9)

Business Development

Business Strategy

Program Management

Management Consulting

Stakeholder Management

Place Based Innovation

Sustainable Growth

Cluster Development

Science Parks

Education (1)

The Manchester Metropolitan University: BA, Environmental Studies 1984

Media Appearances (2)

Technology installed by Aston Uni to combat climate change

The Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership  online


Tim Miller, director of engagement at EBRI, said it was an important landmark project for the city and they would be looking soon to businesses within the area who could benefit from using the biochar product. He added: “It's exciting to see our urban biochar demonstrator now in place at Cofton Nursery and we are working with local and UK companies to deliver the project. Over the coming weeks we will be announcing more about how biochar can make a difference to both the environment and the economy of our cities and towns, and how local organisations can benefit from becoming involved.

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Waste to Energy Pyrolysis System Wins Award for Aston University

Waste to Energy International  online


Tim Miller, director of operations at the EBRI at Aston University, commented: “The Pyroformer is about more than just sustainable energy provision. We believe this technology could be a key stimulator of growth and jobs and the reaction of the business community so far has been very positive.”

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Articles (1)

A model for partner selection criteria in Energy from Waste projects

Journal of Cleaner Production

2021 Energy from Waste is being deployed in both developed and developing economies as a route to reduce dependency on fossil fuels whilst making positive use of resources which might otherwise be landfilled. Energy from Waste supply chains are complex, with a rich diversity of partners and stakeholders involved. For this purpose, the selection of appropriate criteria to guide supply chain design, and in particular the selection of suppliers, is critical for success. In this study, a three-stage process was conducted to identify, refine and validate an evidence-based model. The evidence based model proposed comprises seven categories of criteria used in the design of these supply chains, namely Economic, Environmental, Location, Operations management, which has a sub-category of Plant operation, Political/Legal and Social. The work reported here supports practitioners and researchers involved in supply chain partner selection to systematise their thinking in relation to the criteria that may impact their study or project.

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