David Bream

David Bream

David Bream is SETsquared Programme Director at the University of Southampton.

David spent the early part of his career working in R&D in signal processing and high performance computing technologies. David than moved into the mainstream computing industry where he progressed through various sales and sales management positions.

Prior to joining SETsquared David was founder and MD of a consultancy and solutions company operating in the field of Enterprise Application Integration software ("middleware"). David has BSc in Physics, MSc in Digital Systems, Diploma in Marketing, an MBA and is a Chartered Engineer.

Position: SETsquared Programme Director
Centre: SETsquared in Southampton
Organisation:   University of Southampton
Address:

SETsquared Southampton, University of Southampton Science Park, 2 Venture Road, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7NP UK

Tel: +44 (0)23 8059 4686
Email: david.bream@setsquared.co.uk
Web: www.setsquared.co.uk

 

Rosalind Darby

Rosalind Darby

Rosalind graduated in Materials Engineering from Imperial College and joined the National Physical Laboratory to work on mechanical and non-destructive testing of composite materials. In 1992, she began a career in the HE sector at the Research Councils working at the interface between HE, government and industry and involved in research programme development and delivery in areas such as process engineering, mechanical engineering, aerospace and computer science. Rosalind also spent some time in corporate marketing and communications and had a one-year secondment at a university helping its engineering departments to improve research income, develop research strategy and benchmark research performance. Following a period working for an internet-based start-up company in the Finance sector as a Business Development Manager, Rosalind joined the RED team in August 2001.

Rosalind is currently a Technology Transfer Manager in RED, covering areas of engineering and the physical sciences, in particular chemistry, and social enterprise. The role involves identifying and securing commercialisation opportunities for the University's research outputs through license agreements with existing companies or other organisations and through setting up new spin-out companies.

Profile: Technology Transfer Manager
Department: Research & Enterprise Development
Organisation:   University of Bristol
Address: RED, 4th Floor, Senate House, Bristol BS8 1TH
Tel: +44 (0)117 331 7338
Fax: +44 (0)117 929 8383
Email: rosalind.darby@bristol.ac.uk
Web: www.bristol.ac.uk/red/business-invest

Keith DixonKeith Dixon

Keith Dixon joined the team in November as our third EiR.  Keith graduated and trained as an engineer before adding an MBA and PhD in Management during a career that spans 25 years in the high tech sector. His breadth of knowledge and experience are the result of the diversity of roles he has played in environments from Silicon Valley and .com start-ups to major corporations and public sector and not-for-profit organisations.  At Sybase (acquired by SAP), Illustra (acquired by Informix/IBM) and Kabira (acquired by Tibco) the focus was on entry into and revenue growth in the UK and European markets, whilst as COO at whereonearth (acquired by Yahoo!) and subsequently at Racal (acquired to create Thales), Cap Gemini and Motorola the focus was on mobile telecoms and the emerging mobile commerce market.

Position: Entrepreneur in Residence
Centre: SETsquared in Guildford
Organisation:   University of Surrey
Address: Surrey Technology Centre, 40 Occam Road, The Surrey Research Park, Guildford, Surrey GU2 7YG 
Tel: +44 (0)1483 684804
Fax: +44 (0)1483 573704
Mob: +44 (0)7771 661336
Email: keith.dixon@setsquared.co.uk
Web: www.setsquared.co.uk
 

Dr Neil Hayes

Dr Neil Hayes

Neil is responsible for seeking, securing, and managing commercial opportunities for research income development. He identifies potential intellectual property and opportunities for exploitation, and advises on preparation of grant applications, proposals and tenders in relation to commercialisation and exploitation potential. He is also charged with creating and managing strategic venture partnerships surrounding the University's IP portfolio.

Neil joined the University in 2010, having previously worked as project manager for the Manchester Centre for Integrative Systems Biology. Past roles include New Product Introduction, R&D and Operations management. Neil has worked for various sized enterprises from large multinationals to SME's, including a spell as a director of a technology spin-out.

Position: Research & Knowledge Transfer Manager
Department: Research & Knowledge Transfer
Organisation:   University of Exeter
Address: University of Exter (Streatham Campus), Innovation Centre Phase 2, Rennes Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4RN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1392 723180
Email: n.w.hayes@exeter.ac.uk
Web: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/rkt/

Jonathan Hodrien

Jonathan Hodrien

Jonathan is the Technology Transfer Manager at the University of Surrey and specialises in the creation of spin out companies and licensing the IP arising from biotechnology and environmental research.

Jonathan creates income for the University by protecting its Intellectual Property (IP) and transferring this and associated technology into the commercial sector through the creation of licenses, spin out companies and the negotiation of related research contracts. He performs due diligence on the University's IP and acts as a source of commercial and IP advice and mentoring for University personnel.

Jonathan trained as a microbiologist and has a background in commercial banking.

Position: Technology Transfer Manager
Department: Research & Enterprise Support
Organisation:   University of Surrey
Address: RES, 4th Floor, Senate House, University of Surrey, Guildford GU2 7XH
Tel: +44 (0)1483 683676
Fax: +44 (0)1483 683791
Email: j.hodrien@surrey.ac.uk
Web: http://www.surrey.ac.uk/

Dr Robin Jackson

Dr Robin Jackson

Robin is the Chief Executive Officer of Peninsula Innovations Limited, the company that manages the Innovation Centre at the University of Exeter and the services available through it to support client businesses. He has been involved in the Innovation Centre project from its early days as a pilot project, to where we are today: the culmination of a £10m project to create a long-term self-sustaining business and technology support initiative.

Robin has over 20 years' experience of new technology development – from research in Biotechnology at Imperial College London, in spin-out companies, and managing IP and technology transfer at the University of Exeter. He sits on the Boards of several companies and participates in local economic development initiatives.

Position: Innovation Centre Director
Department: Innovation Centre
Organisation:   University of Exeter
Address: Peninsular Innovations Limited, Innovation Centre, University of Exter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, Devon, EX4 4RN, UK
Tel: +44 (0)1392 247 934
Email: Robin.Jackson@spaceforsuccess.co.uk
Web: http://www.spaceforsuccess.co.uk/

Nick Sturge

Nick Sturge

Nick was brought up in Bristol and graduated from Swansea University in 1989 with a first class degree in Electronics and Computer Science.

After working in medical physics at the Bristol Royal Infirmary and for some small medical electronics companies, Nick worked at Inmos, part of STMicroelectronics, for 3 years. When his team were made redundant, Nick and 7 colleagues founded Motion Media Technology to develop video phones and video communication equipment. Motion Media listed on the main market of the London stock exchange, growing to 125 people across the UK and US and achieving a market valuation of over £250m. Nick led the production, HR, facilities, IT and quality functions of the business, giving him broad operational and PLC board level, experience. When Motion Media merged with SCOTTY Group, Nick consulted under the Omnigenix brand, including a part-time role as Entrepreneur-in-Residence at the SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre in Bristol. Nick is now SETsquared Centre Director, responsible for business incubation, at the University of Bristol.

The SETsquared Partnership is an enterprise collaboration of the universities of Bath, Bristol, Exeter, Southampton and Surrey, with each University hosting a SETsquared Business Acceleration Centre. These Centres accelerate early-stage high-tech companies with high growth potential. The Bristol Centre currently works with 40 high-tech start-ups of between 1 and 30 employees across sectors as diverse as semiconductor, renewable energy, web 2.0 and industrial instrumentation.

Nick is Chairman of the Bristol Branch of the Institute of Directors and sits on the board of several companies. Nick continues to consult for other growing companies on people, property and funding issues and has invested in a number of high-tech start-up companies.

Position: Centre Director
Centre:   SETsquared in Bristol
Organisation:   University of Bristol
Address:   SETsquared Centre Bristol, Science Research Foundation, University Gate East, Park Row, Bristol BS1 5UB
Tel: +44 (0)117 903 1120
Fax: +44 (0)117 903 9001
Mob: +44 (0)7973 361179
Email: nick.sturge@setsquared.co.uk
Web: www.setsquared.co.uk

Sue Sundstrom

Sue Sundstrom

Sue Sundstrom is head of technology transfer at the University of Bristol, responsible for a team of 7 which reviews intellectual property generated by Bristol academics, protects where appropriate and identifies the most appropriate route to bring it to market.

Previously Sue was Head of Lifesciences at the University of Southampton where she was responsible for a team handling contracts, licensing and spinout creation on behalf of the Faculty of Medicine, Health and Lifesciences. She has also operated as an independent consultant, undertaking projects in lifesciences market research and licensing for companies and publicly funded organisations. Before joining the University, she spent 20 years with Astrazeneca where she held a wide range of international commercial positions including General Management, marketing and global business development. She was responsible for multi-million dollar deals, the sale of non-strategic companies and the creation of new companies in line with developing strategic priorities. She graduated from the London Business School and Wharton MBA programme with distinction.

She joined RED in 2009 as a Senior Technology Transfer Manager with specific responsibility for Biomedical and Veterinary technologies.

Position: Head of Technology Transfer
Department: Research & Enterprise Development
Organisation:   University of Bristol
Address: University of Bristol, RED, 3rd Floor, Senate House,Tyndall Avenue, BRISTOL, BS8 1TH
Tel: +44 (0) 117 33 17003
Fax: +44 (0)117 929 8383
Email: sue.sundstrom@bristol.ac.uk
Web: http://www.bristol.ac.uk/red/