Dr Adam Luqmani is a senior research portfolio manager working at the Economic and Social Research Council, part of UKRI. ESRC is the UK’s largest organisation for funding research on economic and social issues. Adam leads ESRC’s involvement with many areas of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund, and is involved in writing the business cases for the next wave of funding worth approximately £1.1bn. He is also responsible for business engagement and is currently developing a new online guide to support researchers in commercialising their work through mechanisms such as social enterprise. Adam has a background in engineering consultancy as well as a social science-focused doctorate in engineering, sustainability and innovation.