Dr John Park


Programme Director : Enterprising Worcestershire Summer Start-up Bootcamp

External Engagement

Contact Details

email: j.park@worc.ac.uk
tel: 01905 54 2728

Technology business strategy is what I live and breathe. As a senior R&D executive with the Procter & Gamble and PepsiCo International corporations, I built three world class organisations transforming technology into multi million $ business opportunities. My biggest success was converting my PhD science into a globally patented stain removal technology for Ariel Future, a brand with sales of £500MM/yr.

As a serial technology entrepreneur and award winning academic my current focus is on using digital technology to coach nascent technology entrepreneurs and intrapreneurs how to build a technology business opportunity. I proved this programme works globally as a visiting Senior Lecturer on the Aberdeen Business School MBA programme at the Robert Gordon University and as a commercial venture via DisrupTeK Ltd.

I am now working part time as Programme Director of the EU Funded Enterprising Worcestershire Summer Startup Bootcamp programme at the University of Worcester until autumn 2019.

Teaching & Research


Technology Innovation

Professional Bodies


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Haircare : US7186275, US20040086475, US20070118999
Dishwashing : US5843877
Liquid Bleaches : US5929012

Park, J.S. 2005. Towards a model of opportunity recognition in entrepreneurial high-tech start-ups. New technology firms in the new millennium, Vol IV., 63-82

Park, J.S. 2005. Opportunity recognition and product development in entrepreneurial hi-tech start-ups: a new perspective and supporting case study. Technovation, 25, 739-752

Park, J.S and Cooper S. 2006. Influences on opportunity recognition and exploitation in new technology ventures. New technology firms in the new millennium, Vol V., 135-156

Anderson, A. Park, J.S. and Jack, S. 2007. Entrepreneurial social capital : conceptualising social capital in high-tech firms. International small business journal. Vol 25(3), 245-272

Cooper, S. Y. & Park, J.S. 2008. The impact of incubator organisations on opportunity recognition and technology innovation in high-tech firms. International small business journal. Vol 26 (1), 27-56

External Responsibilities

Managing Director DisrupTeK Ltd