ESIP, a Coventry-based innovation company, had spent seven years developing a disruptive imaging processor, to revolutionise the photographic industry. They recognised the need to bring an expert CEO on board to secure funding and successfully commercialise the product.
The imaging engine is an innovative technological leap in the process of applying light to photographic paper. Being faster, less costly and of higher quality, it displaces existing LCD and laser technologies. To demonstrate its capabilities, the company built its own digital photographic printer using the engine. However, challenges were identified around the transition from research and development (R&D) to commercialisation and this is where ESIP felt they would benefit from bringing additional experience into their business.