Bristol appoints its first Business Fellows to build links with industry

February 16, 2011 by
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Research and Enterprise Development at the University of Bristol has announced its first Business Fellows – five research scientists at Bristol who will take the lead in supporting a culture of collaboration between academics and industry.

The first Business Fellows are:

Dr Jenny Jennings in Veterinary Pathology and Infection and Immunity, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Simon Mcintosh-Smith in the Department of Computer Science, Faculty of Engineering

Dr Tom Scott in the Interface Analysis Centre, Faculty of Science

Dr Bo Su in the School of Oral and Dental Sciences, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry

Dr David Matthews in the School of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Faculty of Medical and Veterinary Sciences

Fellows are expected to commit half a day a week to the role, supporting their colleagues and stimulating business collaborations in ways that do not impact on their teaching, research and administrative work. The University has been working with London Technology Network (LTN) which has experience in helping science-based university researchers to increase their interactions with business. The new Fellowships involve intensive training and mentoring provided by LTN, who will also facilitate interactions with industry around specific projects.

Bristol Fellows will take part in training programmes and activities alongside researchers from other universities in the spring of 2011.

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