History

Couette Limited was initially established in 2013 as a working group by a number of academics and alumni from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU) and University of Manchester, with an aim of bridging the gap between academia and industry and developing innovative ideas, products and services. It was later on established as a limited company in January 2015.
 
The company started its operation as a member of 'Innospace', which was an incubation/innovation hub launched by MMU and later on, in 2019 moved its office to Altrincham, southwest of Manchester.
 
The founding members of the company included Dr Moe Roohanifar, Mr Pedram Safari and Dr Amir Keshmiri, supported by a number of other researchers with expertise in business, finance and engineering.
 
The company has so far had a successful track-record in investing, developing and commercialising a number of different products and works closely with universities, research centres, catapults and science parks, particularly those in Greater Manchester. Couette Limited has a number of subsidiaries including Thermocill Limited, Manchester Simulations Limited and Nano-Syn. 
Senior Leadership Team
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Mr Pedram Safari
CEO and Financial Director

Pedram is an experienced director and currently acts as the managing director of a number of companies. He is also a qualified accountant with an MBA from MMU. As one of the founders, he is currently the CEO and financial director and is in charge of all Couette's investment portfolio, commercialisation and all financial decisions within Couette and its subsidiaries. 
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Dr Amir Keshmiri
Technical Advisor/Non-Executive Director

Amir is an academic at MMU/University of Manchester and expert in Computational Fluid Dynamics. He was one of the founders of the company in 2013 and led the engineering design and consultancy side of Couette Limited. He is currently the director of ManchesterCFD group, originally set up at MMU, which later on moved to University of Manchester. 
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Dr Moe Roohanifar
Co-Director

Moe has a PhD in strategy and has extensive academic experience in business and management. As a co-director of the company, he supports the overall strategy of the company and plays a key role in expanding the company's innovation portfolio and leads the incubation programme of the company.
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Ms Pari Safari
Legal Counsel

Pari is a qualified solicitor in commercial law and a member of UK Solicitors Regulation Authority. She has extensive experience in Intellectual Property law and contracts and in her role as a legal counsel, she is in charge of all legal matters and IP exploitation and policy.