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 James McNaughton

James McNaughton

Impact and Partnership Development Manager - Advanced Manufacturing and Materials



 Hope Hall 


Hope Hall, University of Exeter, Prince of Wales Road, Exeter, EX4 4PL



James is responsible for:

  • Supporting business engagement and impact development
  • Research collaboration with industry and government partners
  • Relationships with key partners including corporate partners
  • Other forms of income generation from businesses and other external partners

He identifies opportunities for impact and partnership development, bringing together internal teams and building external partnerships to develop proposals. Additionally, James develops long-term strategic partnerships between the University and regional, national and international stakeholders.


James held several roles within international business development prior to working within IIB.

He was responsible for developing and implementing a strategy to grow income from international students studying STEM related subjects.

Between 1999 and 2011 he held a wide variety of roles within SWERDA based around sector development and international investment. As their International Investment Manager he led all the European Inward Investment (Foreign Direct Investment), building key relations with a range of high profile investors including Toshiba, Vestas, and Airbus, resulting in several large investments for the South West.

James has an in-depth knowledge base and experience in aerospace, ICT and clean technologies.



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