Keston Technologies


Keston Technologies is a consulting business specialising in innovation, commercialisation, regional development and economic and business strategy.

We have a portfolio of projects in:

  • Strategic studies in regional and economic development.
  • Development of business cases and cost-benefit analyses.
  • Development of innovation-related initiatives, including Centres of Excellence and Clusters.
  • Exploitation and commercialisation of research.
  • Evaluation and monitoring of innovation and R&D projects and programmes.
  • Economic analyses, impact studies and feasibility studies.
  • International business development and strategy, in Australasia, Europe, North America.

Based on:

  • A thorough understanding of the requirements for robust economic analyses, needs assessments and feasibility studies, informing well-argued studies and business cases.
  • An in-depth knowledge of regional development priorities and needs.
  • Many years of experience in the monitoring and evaluation of research projects and programs.
  • An understanding of economic factors.
  • Report writing, including clearly articulated strategies and recommendations for implementation.
  • Robust stakeholder analysis and consultation tools founded on robust social research principles.
  • Working with a wide range of organisations across academia, industry and government.


Keston Technologies was established in 2004 by Dr Richard Ball and today we provide services for clients in the United Kingdom, Australia and Europe.

We have offices in the United Kingdom (Oxford) and Australia (Albany, WA and Sydney, NSW).