History

Couette Limited was initially established in 2013 as a working group by a number of academics and alumni from Manchester Metropolitan University (MMU), 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. 
Senior Leadership Team
Mr Pedram Safari
CEO and Financial Director
Pedram is an experienced director and a qualified accountant with an MBA from MMU. As a CEO and financial director, he chairs the board of directors and is in charge of all Couette's investment portfolio and all financial decisions. 
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.
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 is in charge of all legal matters and IP exploitation and policy. 

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