Who we are

Archipelago Technology is the trading name of Archipelago Technology Group Ltd, a company registered in England and Wales (established 2012).

Registered office: St John’s Innovation Centre, Cowley Road, Cambridge, CB4 0WS, UK. Co. no.: 8201580.

mark-collins-3Mark Collins is Chairman of Archipelago. Mark is a highly experienced company director and entrepreneur. He has a technical background in digital electronics, semiconductors, and communications. Formerly, Mark was Commercial Director of TTP Communications, of which he was a founding member.  At TTPCom Mark was responsible for selling, negotiating and closing many of the company’s major business ventures.


150521 GuyGuy Newcombe is CEO at Archipelago. Guy has worked in inkjet for over 30 years.  In this time he has created technology in piezo, electrostatic and continuous inkjet.  Before starting Archipelago he ran TTP’s printing technology group and was a director of Tonejet.  At Archipelago he is building new technology platforms that combine microfluidics and electrochemistry.



150514 VictorVictor Humberstone is a physicist and has led the development of a range of digital printing, aerosol and micro-device based products, often based on his own inventions.  Applications include industrial printing, consumer goods, drug delivery and other medical devices. Prior to Archipelago, Victor headed up the Scientific Products division at TTP.


141220 Dan Mace

Dan Mace is head of inkjet technology at Archipelago.  Dan has a strong track record in developing inkjet technology from concept to product.  His focus is on delivering technical programmes to our customers.  Before joining Archipelago Dan played a leading role in the technology development of Tonejet.

141220 Charlie Stokes

Charlie Stokes focuses on nanotechnology and materials engineering. Charlie graduated from the University of Cambridge with an M Phil in nanotechnology, where she worked on making non-invasive biosensors with carbon nanotubes and graphene.



Ben Brebspb_9991ner graduated from the University of Cambridge in 2016 after having completed a master’s in Manufacturing Engineering. At Archipelago, Ben focuses on mechanical design, technology development and experimental work.
 150514 Sue Boys
Sue Boys is company co-ordinator at Archipelago. Sue helps both to organise the company’s internal affairs and to provide a professional service to our clients and other stakeholders. In doing so, she draws on organisational skills developed whilst working at board level for various PLCs.


Mike Claybourn

Mike Claybourn focuses on  development of commercialization strategies for spectroscopic measurement tools in product development and manufacture. Mike brings more than 20 years experience in technology development and implementation in the pharmaceutical and chemical industries. Before joining Archipelago he worked for AstraZeneca plc in drug development supporting both manufacture and post-approval analytical needs.

141220 Clare Conboy
 Clare Conboy has more than 20 years experience of developing and characterising formulations for printing, coating and materials deposition technologies, mainly focusing on inkjet and paste inks. 
Clare also analyses IP and regularly reviews patents for a periodical.


141220 Alan CrooksAlan Crooks‘s work for Archipelago focuses on developing engineering principles. Alan is a mechanical engineer with extensive experience of developing effective automation and instrumentation systems in the pharmaceutical and food industries. He has also worked with TAP Biosystems and Scienta Innovation. A core ability is to rapidly translate customer requirements into effective engineering solutions.


150521 Rosemary

Rosemary Drake focuses on the life sciences sector, including business development, technology and market assessments, and commercialisation strategies. Before joining Archipelago, Rosemary was CSO at TAP Biosystems Ltd. She was responsible for identifying new market opportunities and commercialising new products.


141220 Jane List

Jane List provides services, as an associate,  to Archipelago focused on commercial and intellectual property (IP) aspects of technology development.  Jane assists Archipelago by researching potential markets for its IP and contributing to invention, patent and trademark matters. Jane has qualifications in intellectual property law, information science and chemistry and is  Co-Editor-in-Chief of World Patent Information.


141220 John StantonJohn Stanton works as a consultant for Archipelago, focussing on identifying and pursuing business opportunities for Archipelago’s innovations. John hold a physics PhD from Cambridge University.  Prior to joining Archipelago, he worked for a
range of technology companies, most recently in business development for The Technology Partnership.  

spb_0242Gordon Chapman provides services to Archipelago focused on mechanical concept proofing and system design. He has 30 years experience in mechanical engineering, especially in manufacturing, production and assembly within lean manufacturing environments. His specialisms include printing technology development.



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