In over two decades in the business, Nicolas Roope has been the founder of numerous companies and organisations that have proved hugely influential across tech and design.

Included in these is Antirom, an art collective formed by Roope in 1994 alongside Andy Cameron and several others, which was innovative in its early ideas of the possibility of interactive media; Poke London, founded in 2001, which continues to demonstrate how brands can use digital approaches to engage with audiences both online and off; and Hulger, a product design company that has found particular fame with its Plumen series of light bulbs.

The original Plumen bulb, released in 2011, is widely acclaimed as the first designer energy saving light bulb and is now included in the permanent design collections at MoMA, V&A and Cooper-Hewitt.

Plumen bulbs
From the Plumen series of light bulbs

Roope has also played a significant role in developing how digital thinking is recognised in the wider world: he formed the Lovie Awards, which celebrates the “best of the European internet”, the Internet Week Europe festival, and sits on the Tech City advisory board to the UK government.

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