About Adrian Nixon

Adrian Nixon began his career as a scientist and is a Chartered Chemist and Member of the Royal Society of Chemistry. As a scientist and manager he worked for an international chemicals company in Technical Service then R&D where he created several patents. He moved in to management after an MBA at the University of Bradford (UK) then changed career to work for one of the leading global consulting companies. In 2002 Adrian established Nixor Limited; which works with international clients to create clarity from complexity. He specialises in strategic facilitation, helping top management plan and prepare for the future. He is also the co-founder and facilitator of the Foresight Forum. This is an ongoing not-for-profit forum. It is a discreet place where CEOs, chairs and top management of private, public and third sector organisations can identify and evaluate emerging technology and economic trends. This future orientated work means far more insights are discovered than are used. This un-used knowledge is usually longer term in nature and is normally regarded as sweepings from the cutting room floor. Rather than abandon this material, Adrian collects the more interesting trends together and shares the findings at speaking events and authoring blogs and books.

47 InvestorIntel Articles By Adrian Nixon


White Graphene: It is white but not graphene…

July 26, 2017
| July 26, 2017

White graphene is the trivial name given to a material called hexagonal boron nitride (hBN). It occurs in several forms, […]

Making graphene and other 2D materials on liquid metal

July 10, 2017
| July 10, 2017 | 4 Comments

Graphene can be made by the Chemical Vapour Deposition (CVD) method on metals. Get the conditions right and graphene forms […]

Graphene Scientists, Industrialists and Investors Connecting at the NGI

June 25, 2017
| June 25, 2017

If you have a moment when you arrive in the reception of the National Graphene Institute (NGI) in Manchester, look […]

Understanding Graphene Part 7: Graphene Fibre

June 19, 2017
| June 19, 2017

If graphene fibres make you think of carbon fibre or carbon nanotubes then you are not alone. That was my […]

Graphene: Additive or Filler?

June 04, 2017
| June 04, 2017

As the name suggests an additive enhances a product. The presence of an additive makes your product better in some […]

The world of graphene through James Baker’s eyes – Part Two: The Graphene City Strategy

May 29, 2017
| May 29, 2017 | 4 Comments

Strategy is my day job, so it was natural that James and I started talking about the bigger picture when […]