Research Associate Dr Iwan Roberts is a Rosetrees Trust Enterprise Fellow in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at the University of Cambridge, based in the SENSE group with Prof Manohar Bance. With a multidisciplinary background, Iwan completed a MPhys Physics degree at Durham University followed by a PhD in the EPSRC MRC CDT for Regenerative Medicine at the University of Manchester focussing on tissue engineering of contractile tissues. His current research focusses on the development of 3D printed artificial cochlea to study the electrical properties of cochlear implant stimulation as well as the mechanical properties of insertion to improve cochlear implant machine-neural interfacing and reduce insertion trauma, respectively. Furthermore, his research also involves finite element modelling, neural cell culture on microelectrode arrays and study of fibrosis on electrode implants. He works closely with different disciplines between Prof Manohar Bance in the Department of Clinical Neurosciences, Prof George Malliaras in the Department of Electronic Engineering and Prof Róisín Owens in the Department of Chemical Engineering and Biotechnology. In addition to his primary research, Iwan is a keen supporter of scientific entrepreneurship and innovation and is the CEO of the Innovation Forum, a global non-profit network of entrepreneurial scientists.