Neil Herron is the founder and CEO of Grid Smarter Cities, and an internationally recognised award winning thought leader in the Smart City space for his understanding of the value of effective management of inner city kerb space and its impact on urban mobility, congestion and air quality.
He has led Grid through the LSEG’s ELITE and Telefonica’s Wayra programmes for emerging high-growth companies, as well as securing £3m in equity funding for Grid whilst delivering a number of Innovate UK funded projects in varied sectors including kerbside management, accessible aviation, waste management and high street revitalisation. He is the named inventor behind 16 of Grid Smarter Cities patents, helping to position them as a Metis Partners IP100 Top Ten company in 2019.
He is a member of ITS UK and the DfT’s Transport Technology Forum, and is currently preparing Grid for a Series A funding round to leverage the emerging global smart city and kerbside management opportunities.
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