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Jim Williams

Commercial and Business Programmes Manager - IP


Jim is a Research Commercialisation Manager in the Commercial and Business Programmes Team within Innovation, Impact and Business.

Jim supports academics at the University of Exeter with the commercialisation of intellectual property (such as patents, copyright and know-how) through licensing, joint venture and the formation of spin-out companies. Jim is based at the Penryn Campus, supporting Cornwall-based commercialisation activity.


Jim studied geography and biology at the University of Bristol, graduating in 2003. After a short spell working as a social science researcher at the NHS, he has spent the last 10 years setting up and running a number of small enterprises in Cornwall. His sector experience includes tourism, hospitality, retail, ecommerce and product design. He has a particular interest in sustainable and ethical business practice.

Jim joined the University of Exeter in February 2016.

Contact details

Telephone 01326 371881
Building Peter Lanyon
Address Innovation, Impact and Business
University of Exeter
Tremough Campus
Days worked Monday-Friday