Adam Schink

Head of Startup Scouting, BT

Adam Schink

Speaker Bio

Adam has almost two decades of experience in innovative and business development leadership roles across a mix of governmental energy and blue-chip organizations. Based in New York City, he is Head of Startup Scouting for BT where he oversees global teams responsible for innovation insight, investment, and partner scouting. He previously served as Manager of Innovation Development within BT Ventures, leading development of innovative products and ecosystem development to deliver game-changing technologies to market. Prior to joining BT, Adam led the development of innovation centres across government and energy sectors. In 2015 as Head of Strategic Business Development with UK Research and Innovation (UKRI), he developed and launched the UK Marine Robotic Innovation Centre and partnered with start-ups and multinational companies to build a portfolio of autonomous robotic submarine and surface vessel projects. From 2007-2015, Adam worked in a variety of finance, trading, and technology roles within the energy sector and launched a Carbon Capture and Utilisation Test Centre to convert GHG emissions into viable products.