The IIB teams are experts in delivering impact, building relationships and generating income.

Our structure

Innovation, Impact and Business is divided into three teams:

Impact and Partnership Development

Led by Sean Fielding

This team supports the promotion and funding of impact and engagement. The team works in interdisciplinary, thematic groups addressing College priorities for project development and/or income generation, leading to outcomes which can be captured for future Impact Case Studies.

Regional Impact and Innovation

Led by Chris Evans

This team supports bidding for funds from regional sources; manages innovation support services such as the Innovation Centre and Science Park, and provides an access point for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Exeter and Cornwall.

They also provide regional stakeholder management and policy development to maximise the University’s reputation in the region.

Commercialisation, Contracts and Programmes

Led by Dr Neil Hayes

This team supports the organisation and delivery of projects relating to Intellectual Property (IP) exploitation, consultancy, commercial tenders and funder programmes such as Knowledge Transfer Partnerships (KTPs). They also keep track of investments in projects, proof of concept, commercial projects, licences and shareholdings.

Download a detailed diagram of the IIB structure (pdf) 

Get in touch

To find out more about how IIB could support you, contact your Theme Lead or College Business Partner. Any member of the team will be happy to help.