Sean Fielding

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Sean Fielding

Director of Innovation, Impact and Business

Sean’s team handles the University of Exeter's support for collaboration with external partners whether for research, education or commercial business such as spin-outs and licensing.

He is also responsible for strategic alliances, regional economic development and the generation of worldwide impact from the University’s research. Each year his team works on up to 1,000 projects worth around £40-50 million.

He is also responsible for strategic knowledge transfer projects such as the University’s Innovation Centre and the Exeter Science Park.

Sean is chair of the SETsquared Management Board and a board member of Praxis Unico, the UK's national association for knowledge transfer professionals. He is a former member of the Board of the Heart of the South West Local Enterprise Partnership and the European Association for Knowledge Transfer. He is a Director for Exeter Science Park.

Sean previously worked for national university bodies where he setup and led joint-ventures for commercialising and marketing national and international higher education services. He has been Managing Director and Director of several companies.

Sean studied languages at University College London.

Contact details

Telephone 01392 723181
Building Innovation Centre Phase 2
Address Innovation, Impact and Business
University of Exeter (Streatham Campus)
Innovation Centre Phase 2
Rennes Drive
Devon EX4 4RN
Days worked Monday to Friday