About us

Creating opportunities through innovation 

We help our manufacturing and brand partners improve the products and packaging they make and provide for consumers.


At the heart of Bockatech is a commitment to research and development — creating practical solutions to key industry challenges such as lightweighting and sustainability.


The rights to these solutions are comprehensively protected and vigorously defended to ensure exclusivity and safeguard our partner's licensing investments.


We also make it easy for our partners to use our technology by supporting them with the expertise they need to put our ideas into practice quickly and effectively.

Chris and Peter first started working together over ten years ago, successfully protecting and commercialising foam plastic innovations.


Bockatech was formed four years ago to take EcoCore® to market. Since then it has received significant financial and development backing from a leading materials manufacturer as well as funding from the UK government and private investors.

EcoCore is already found in applications in use, or under trial, by well-known organisations across many different sectors — from Waitrose to The NHS and Hay Festival.

Who we are

Our executive team have helped some of the world's best-known businesses grow by successfully developing, implementing and protecting innovation.

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Chris Bocking
Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
Chris specialises in protecting, defending and releasing value from IP. He has been successfully protecting and commercialising foam plastic innovations for over 10 years. Chris also has extensive experience of B2B enterprise solution sales and a Mech Eng first degree.
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Lisa Smith
Lisa is MD of BTomorrow Ventures, a consumer and digital technology fund. Previously she headed up sustainable investment for Unilever as a Director at Unilever Ventures. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a PhD in Mech Eng.
Tony Den Braber
Head of Application Deployment
Tony has over 30 years’ experience of helping world leading FMCG brands to successfully mass produce plastic mouldings as an injection moulding trouble shooter and production engineer.
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Martin Blacher
Martin has designed products for leading brands including BA and BMW, has a first as well as a masters degree in engineering design and has lectured at Imperial College / RCA. He is a member of the IMechE and Chartered Institute of Marketing with 25 years B2B marketing experience.
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Mark Hall
Head of Technical Development
Mark started his career in project coordination with Husky injection moulding systems, having first qualified as a toolmaker. He was one of the management team that joined Microsystems at the start. Over 18 years, he helped the company grow into one of the world’s most advanced micro mould design, manufacturing and validation businesses producing mouldings for leading medical brands.
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Henri Gaskjenn
Chief Executive Officer
Henri is an entrepreneur with experience from leading corporations including PwC, BearingPoint, Arthur Andersen and EA games. He co-founded content infrastructure developers sanity.io. and holds a Masters Degree in International Marketing and Strategy.
Nicolas Mathias
Finance Director
Nicolas has a background in management consulting and has successfully managed the operational scaling up of several fast growing startups. He holds a Master’s degree in International Strategic Management and Consulting.
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David Ovenden
Board Advisor
After a 25 year career in Investment Banking, David has spent the last 12 years investing and working with a wide range of start up or early stage companies. He has undergraduate and post graduate Economics degrees.
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Lewis Wood
Head of Product Management
As an experienced design engineer for one of Europe's leading product design consultancies Lewis helped famous brands from Coca-Cola to Unilever and Kohler create innovative engineering solutions to meet business and consumer needs. Lewis holds a first degree in Product Design Technology.