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.

32 InvestorIntel Articles By Adrian Nixon


Exploring new ideas for making large scale graphene sheets – Part One

January 30, 2017
| January 30, 2017

This lightest and strongest material in the world was first isolated in 2004. It can be made in small pieces, and […]

Meeting a graphene manufacturer: Talga Resources Ltd.

December 12, 2016
| December 12, 2016 | 3 Comments

It is a crisp, clear winter morning in London, UK. Today I step from the hustle of the city’s financial […]

Nixon on how to identify a successful graphene business

November 16, 2016
| November 16, 2016 | 10 Comments

They get some graphene and sell it for more than it cost. OK, this might sound trite, but there is […]

The godfather of graphene

October 03, 2016
| October 03, 2016 | 18 Comments

It is not every day you get to shake hands with a Nobel Prizewinner, especially if this particular Laureate is […]

Understanding Graphene: Part 5 – Polymer nanocomposites

August 22, 2016
| August 22, 2016 | 14 Comments

Graphene polymer nanocomposites. It sounds a bit of a mouthful doesn’t it? This term basically means adding lots of little […]

Understanding Graphene: Part 4 – The Hammock Index

July 29, 2016
| July 29, 2016 | 2 Comments

Graphene: Wonder material, a solution looking for a problem, a source of riches. It also a source of immense frustration […]