Simon is a company Director and Professional Engineer who has over 19 years of experience as a Mechanical Design Engineer, initially working globally for Nokia UK and more recently running his Engineering training business Lincs Training Ltd. The company delivers training, design consultancy and 3D printing and actively uses and promotes the Ultimaker 3D printer to schools and industry.
During his time at Nokia Simon worked on many different mobile telephone projects that were destined to be iconic products of the late 90’s and early 2000’s. Innovation and creativity played a big part in Simon’s career at Nokia which he has used in promoting Engineering within Universities, colleges and to the general public where the opportunity arose. When Nokia announced in 2012 that they were withdrawing all R&D activity in Europe, Simon founded Lincs Training Ltd which has grown in strength and diversity.
Simon has been involved with the Royal Academy of Engineering (RAEng) through the Visiting professors scheme being VP of Innovation and Employer Engagement at Bournemouth University. Simon also has active roles on the Engineering Council board representing Group B institutions, serves on the British Standards Institute (BSi) committee looking after BS8888, is National Records Officer on the British Model Flying Association and is involved with the All Party Design and Innovation group (APDIG) advising on design policy.
In his spare time Simon likes to design, build and fly competition model gliders and competes at a national level. He also openly admits sports cars are one of his weaknesses as well.
Simon commented on Create Education “The scheme promotes the use of the Ultimaker very well and provides support, direction and inspiration for new and existing customers and provides an excellent conduit for linking users of the 3D printers. The team are very supportive providing advice and help when needed”
EUR ING Professor Simon Vaitkevicius BEng (Hons) MSc CEng FIED