Will Searle

Will Searle

Founder - Axillium Research


Will Searle is the founder of Axillium Research, recognised leaders in open innovation, collaboration management, and delivery of strategic research programmes.

A former Business Development Director and IBM consultant, Will founded Axillium in 2007 to support manufacturing engineering development by providing innovation management and consultancy services to companies working to research high value added ICT, Manufacturing and Advanced Materials technologies.

Axillium has since led a range of successful projects for clients including GKN Aerospace, Airbus UK, Cytec, Bentley Motors, Jaguar Land Rover and Cosworth.

As Programme Director of the Composites Innovation Cluster, Will has led the creation, bidding and day-to-day management of the programme in close collaboration with the national composites industry, academic partners and industrial stakeholders.