Mike Colechin - Director
Mike Colechin

Prior to setting up Cultivate, Mike worked as Partnership Manager for the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI), an organisation that brings together engineering projects to accelerate innovation and help the UK meet its long-term energy objectives.  He still delivers this role on a part-time basis, ensuring that the ETI creates value for its funders (both public and private) and the wider community of industry, public sector and academic players involved in energy in the UK.  This is about informing policy, supporting companies developing the solutions, and building investor and industry confidence in new approaches to energy. 


Mike is a Chartered Mechanical Engineer with over 20 years’ experience in the energy sector.  Prior to joining the ETI, he spent 15 years with E.ON, first as a Combustion Engineer and subsequently as a member of

E.ON’s R&D Management Team.