Hello, I’m

Martin Hamilton

Writer, futurist &
innovation advisor

Skills & Expertise

I'm a widely published writer, public speaker, strategist and change agent. My work focusses on helping people and organisations to understand the impact of near future trends and technologies.

I've worked extensively with senior teams in a wide variety of organisations to help them develop their innovation strategy, and supported a large number of startups to scale up their business. I've worked in and around the intersection of research and industry for some thirty years, doing everything from researching next generation Internet protocols to running a supercomputer centre.



I have written for a wide range of online and print publications, making complex concepts and technologies easy to understand for the lay reader. I can help you to get your message across.

Keynote speaker

I am a popular keynote speaker, comfortable speaking to everything from large audiences of hundreds of people to more intimate gatherings such as roundtables.

Innovation Advice

Work I have led on has influenced government policy and corporate/institutional strategies. I can help you to devise and refine your own innovation strategies, particularly around digital technologies.


I am an accomplished photographer, with over 2 million views of my photos on Instagram and Google Maps. I'm also a Google Street View Trusted Photographer. Contact me for all your 360 degree photography needs.

Startup/scale-up support

I've worked with a large number of startups to help them develop and refine their business model and value proposition, particularly in the education technology (edtech) area. I can help you to find your market and work out how to take your idea from prototype to product.

Bid Development

I have four years' experience assessing Innovate UK funding proposals for over £265 million of investment, and helping to run Jisc's startup programme, so I have a very good idea of what makes for a successful proposal to funders or investors. I can help you craft that winning bid.

My Portfolio

Get in touch

Drop me a line or give me a call to chat about how I can help you. I'll try to get back to you within two working days.

Let me support you in refining your organisation's innovation strategy, developing an investment proposal or funding bid, marketing your project or service, or delivering an insightful keynote into future trends and technologies.


I'm based in East Midlands, UK
and travel widely in the UK and Europe