Innovation: Commercial and Education

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Developed this website to deliver TEDX Talk, to share some of the disruptive innovations I have been involved in, Jokingly called MacGyver by Caribbean Nurse. See MedicalTech past

Real World experience, Design Week describe design technicians: Hidden yet vital, Behind the Art.

After a long investigation, Awarded Full Fellowship of The RSA the Royal Society for Arts, Manufactures and Commerce – an Award granted to individuals the RSA judges made outstanding achievements to social progress and development,

Entitling the individual to use the life long post-nominal letters FRSA.

The RSA was founded 250 years ago, as an apolitical National improvement organisation (social, economic, technological, institutional and artistic), using technology to meet the challenges of our times including abolish child labour and establishing Music education in public schools.

They established the blue plaque scheme In 1866, to preserve the heritage of London by displaying memorial plaques on buildings that had been home to notable historical figures. From Lord Byron to Jimi Hendrix and Martin Luther King.

For public openness and clarity documented some of my achievements In innovation.

John Robertson is a Scottish, Artisan, technical and creative innovations within Industry, Commercial, Education and Health Care, Spanning three decades, two centuries and two different millennia. From the first personal computers to quantum.

As an independent consultancy with authentic leadershipour team includes a chartered business manager CMI Chartered Management Institute and IAM Institute of Administrative Management.

STFC: Hartree Centre

‘John Robertson has an international portfolio of innovation in design across multiple domains from Computer visualisation to physical materials’

The Hartree Centre, part of Sci-Tech Daresbury, UK Innovate STFC Science Technology Facilities Council, internationally recognised scientific medical research global experts in improving healthcare and digital medical imaging, National Centre for Digital Innovation established in 2013 with state-of-the-art Medical Training and Research Laboratory the UK centre of Supercomputing, AI and Quantum Computing, Involved in Digital Tech and HealthTec Cluster.

Accredited Supplier to The GOLDSMITHS’ Centre,

Trade and industry training

Peter Taylor MBE, Director of The Goldsmiths’ Centre: May 2023

“John is someone we have turned to when we have need, an expert in the world of CAD and RP. Always looking for the most creative and positive outcome John is someone we’ve always enjoyed working with.”

Accredited Training Supplier: Goldsmiths’ Centre, the UK’s leading charity for the professional training of Goldsmiths, offering Silversmithing and jewellery courses in London.


One of two technicians supporting to UEL School of  Architecture Computing and Engineering (ACE) and the Arts department for Approx 1000 students, students represent over 160 different nationalities from across the globe, diversity in Race, religious denomination, disability and sexuality.

Lower birth rates reduced student numbers and coincidently less tuition fees, year on year redundancies reduced technical staff numbers. Drive for online short course certificates. Sharing technical Skills knowledge.

Involved in Establishing Digital Fabrication University of East London (DFUEL) Lab launched May 2018. while working on long sought after improvements in workshop improvements in H&S to HVAC standards. lecturers and approx a thousand students, 3D printing, and developing online training courses.

Local SME small and medium sized enterprises to have access to technology and build the local economy.

From final year architect studying under course lead working for Zaha Hadid Architects.Final year Architecture student spent summer in Havana Cuba surveying historic buildings, found file compatibility issues (solved)

Award-winning architecture department which enjoys an international reputation for excellence, in 2022 Architecture ranked the highest in London for overall student satisfaction. UEL ranks first in London for student satisfaction in architecture in 2022.

Commercial: Creative Systems

Technical Director

“I found John to be very well connected, diligent and knowledgeable. In his role he displayed an excellent ability to communicate and train both our team and clients,” “I learned a great deal from John and greatly appreciated his contribution.”

3D specialist for the LGS Group Covent Garden, specialists in meeting every needs of the creative industry Art supplies, Office consumables, print technology and studio Interiors to the likes of the Major Brands Agencies

innovation Awards

Offered a number of innovation Awards, working on ground breaking innovation, behind closed doors away from unwanted attention.

Spring Studio

Mark Loy, founder and CEO of Spring Studios

Creative Production Studios. a global community with teams in London, New York, and Milan

“John has always had such an incredible imagination. I think imagination is better than knowledge and sometimes even more precious than reality … It inspires sense of admiration of possibilities within the limitations of facts.”

Design Week: The Gallery

Clerkenwell Design Week link 2014

the UK’s leading design festival

Delivered Talk in the Gallery on 3D printing entitled Hype vs Reality link, visitors to the showroom submitted their own furniture design to be in for a chance to win it 3D printed prototype.

ADF Average Daylight Factor Analysis, Daylight and heat calculations 3D printed using BRE standards, model for Clerkenwell design week talk

Meet director of BIM Objects link, free library of BIM Building Information Modeling architectural elements and a young lady who a member of the customization design team for Jaguar Land Rover link.

Clerkenwell Design week power plant model of pipes and cooling system.

improving mental health through design

Viewing Sunlight triggers the production of vitamin D, lifts mood, relieves pain and repairs nerve damage, prolonged periods without Sunlight, can cause Seasonal Affective Disorder SAD a form of depression, often most acute in winter months i.e. going to work in the dark and returning home in the dark, and working in office spaces without access to windows and natural light.

SAD can be most acute during the winter months, therapeutic treatment include a daylight light box with colour temperature 5000K kelvin LED’s bulbs during daylight hours, night workers are often on a higher rates because it is unhealthy to be deprived of daylight. see MedicalTech

Daylight Analysis

Lead Researcher in daylight analysis for leading Chartered Surveyors in the field of party wall and Rights to Light and Daylight & Sunlight in the City of London with 200 years of experience, Validating Software used to analyze the impact proposed building developments have on their surroundings. i.e if a proposed new build impacts quality of life, compensation can be sort through the courts, alterations to the design to minimize the impact or have taken down. see Architecture.

Received one to one training in Daylight and Sunlight analysis from the professor of Nuclear Physics at Oxford University, arranged by leading UK legal expert on Daylight and Sunlight BRE Building Research Establishment Guidelines.

Benchmarking: Sharing good work practices Globally.

Commercial Industry often strictly Guards its Research, for the competitive advantage, and industry can often suffer, where non competing companies repeat the same costly trials and failures. Important developments are shared globally through University and Government industry bench-marking building on the good practice, making improvements which are shared for the good of global industry, which are often turned into documentaries to inform and enlighten the public on current developments.

Input in international bench marking reports and sharing good working practice. including America, Australia, Mexico, Japan.

Industry benchmarking

Delivered lunch and learn sessions for the creative industries, professional experts within their own fields who wished to understand the technology and its practical application within their own industry, an open discussion entitled Hype vs Reality.

Involved in British and international bench-marking reports, sharing findings and implementing good practice from the reports findings in 3D Printing: Queen Mary University of London and the Banking Sector.

Case Study of iMakr (LGS Business Partner 2013-2016) World’s largest consumer 3D printing retail store. including comments from Romain Kidd, CEO MyMiniFactory.

Case Study of iMakr link (LGS Business Partner 2013-2016)

Skills trainer for life long learners

To reduce the steep learning curve for others and increase adoption, I became registered Affiliate Member with the IfL Institute for Learning: teaching Life Long Learners, Public, Commercial staff and Clients, and British Industry.


Technical White paper for British Industry

Commissioned by Peter Taylor MBE who was the director of training at The Worshipful Company of GOLDSMITHS’, two papers designed to demystify technical terminology associated with the CAD industry Improving scientific and engineering literacy for national industry, and a Software Matrix which where combined and published as a industry White paper in 2005, reference book held in University libraries around the World, and cited by the World Gold Council.

CAD Publication Goldsmiths’ Company

The Goldsmiths’ Company carry out one of the oldest judicial procedures in the United Kingdom, 775 years of consumer protection The Trial of The Pyx. inspect the coins of the Royal Mint, since 1248 The modern Trial is conducted in accordance with the Coinage Act of 1971. This year included limited edition coin designs that cover themes from the 75th Anniversary of the NHS, and Lord of the Rings.

Using practical industry experience designed to reduce the steep learning curve by demystify the technical terminology associated with the 3D industry, the jewellery industry was an early adopter of aesthetic digital design, precision engineering and AM Additive manufacturing (3D printing), termed as disruptive technology which helped quietly revolutionise the industry, following the publication The GOLDSMITHS‘ Centre link was established to provide training and workshop spaces.

Page 16 of technical White paper on CAD

The first part of a two White paper series on Digital technology the second was on the current 3D printing technology in 2005 written by Frank Copper, Associate Head for Industry and Enterprise Birmingham City University School of Jewellery also Centre for Digital Design and Manufacturing.

With 775 year history of consumer protection testing the coins of the Royal Mint, library and records archives.

UK trade, and revenue: High Value manufacturing

Introduced (ADM) advanced digital manufacturing, Design for Additive Manufacturing (DfAM) into the production process at Weston Beamor, One of Europe’s largest jewellery manufactures, Director of the Goldsmiths’ Centre, Peter Taylor MBE, explains: “one of the most respected and trusted names in the UK jewellery industry.”

Described as disruptive technology in traditional industry, working closely with traditional master craftsman established the complete production process, was then commissioned by the The Worshipful Company of Goldsmiths to write technical White paper on CAD for British Craft industries.

The production master patterns produced are regarded as design classics and have been in production for the past two decades and exported to retailers in 120 countries, with an on site Birmingham Assay office sub office hallmarking pieces produced.

WB partnership with David Goodwin MA (RCA) Viper si2 SLA® system, simple Bird Cage Ring model produced to publicly showcase the technology

Soon became the first commercially available CAD/CAM “one stop” bureau service in the United Kingdom, Disruptive technology which revolutionised traditional manufacturing, utilizing the technical process established within high value industry, and used by thousands of businesses and students from esteemed colleges and universities including Royal College of Art.

This continues to create UK trade, revenue and TAX generation in those countries, paying for Schools, Health and Emergency services etc. (See About James A. Mirrlees)

RP Rapid Protyping Development

Trained in industry by British 3D Systems top SLA engineer who went on the be the head of materials and Chief prototyping engineer for Red Bull F1 for there run of F1 Constructors’ Championships, and have the rare privilege of training Certificate signed by Chuck Hall inventor of SLA Stereolithography who receiving the National Medal of Technology and Innovation from US President Biden, the highest honour to a US citizen for achievements related to technological progress.

High end industrial technology, which filtered down into consumer devices when the US patents expired and opensource based consumer devices started development in 2014. (see Digital Engineering) While it would take a MSc, I achieved it within industry.

Long known I could be famous in the art world tomorrow by simply doing something outrageous to shock and make headlines, I chose instead to create original ideas of high quality design and craftsmanship that encompassed customer protection.

Design development

Bowls submitted to NAJ National Association of Jewellers Awards while undertaking Engineering degree Module in CAD CAM alongside designers for Wedgwood Ceramics at Birmingham City University

Conceptual design development and production of Objet D’art. with Vietnamese Born British Craftsperson Kaya Hoang MA RCA, called on my skills having studied together at Guildhall Uni.

Exhibiting at GOLDSMITHS’ FAIR, 100% Design and Chelsea crafts fair, Open Studio at Cockpit Studio, Cockpit Arts London. Dazzle the best of Contemporary Jewellery Exhibitions in Edinburgh and London.

Chelsea Crafts Fair, Kaya Hoang MA RCA

Winning the London Evening Standard interior design award at the Chelsea Craft Fair and Shell Live Wire Award 2001, and Showcased on Japanese television, and built craft trade links between the UK and Vietnam.

100% Design Olympia Exhibition Hall, Kaya Hoang Light Box Acrylic was later used to build Day Light Box’s to manage SAD
Render 1999

SEGAWorld Trocadiro Centre

Had major Involvement in one of the first commercial Architectural animations from Architectural plans outside of IBM’s Labs, liaised with Architects and international lawyers to ensure the smooth delivery of the largest indoor theme park in the World, for Japanese multinational video game and entertainment company SEGA in London’s Piccadilly Circus.

The height of arcade gaming for SEGA

Europe’s first and the World’s largest indoor theme park, SEGA’s flagship venue in Europe and the first SEGA theme park outside of Japan. £45m refit of the Trocadero Centre in London’s Piccadilly Circus, equivalent to £92m in today’s money, over 7 floors with a selection of 400+ arcade machines and 25 major attractions, attracting an estimated 4 million annual visitors at its height making it the Largest visitor attraction built in London for the decade the BBC described it as a major tourist attraction and The place to go in London for teenagers.  (see Archt)

Attended the first Computer Arts Magazine exhibition given VIP ticket along side Disney’s style sheet artist. using Wacom, Elsa Nvidia Quattro graphics and 3D 3Dconnexion SpaceMouse, and i1 solutions. Professional Industry drivers for software applications.