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 Sophie O'Callaghan

Sophie O'Callaghan

Senior Enterprise and Innovation Programmes Manager (KTP)

 07880 873436

 Innovation Centre 


Innovation Centre,  University of Exeter,  Rennes Drive,  Exeter,  EX4 4RN, UK



Sophie leads the specialist team that develops and manages Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) projects. The team manage a portfolio of projects with different organisations and a variety of academic teams from concept through to completion. We support KTPs by collaborating with academics, companies and graduates; facilitating and assisting the development of projects and with the preparation of proposals and submissions. 


Sophie re-joined the University in 2017. Prior to this she worked in a variety of environment and sustainability roles across different sectors in the South West; most recently focussing on sustainability at South West Water. Sophie previously worked for the University as Business Engagement Manager within the Centre for Business and Climate Solutions; an ERDF-funded project which helped businesses across the region to reduce their carbon emissions and adapt to climate change. She started her career with the University as the associate on a three-year KTP project focussing on energy/carbon management and circular economy principles in manufacturing.

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Journal articles

Ward SL, Butler D, Adams R, O'Callaghan S, Warren N, Wickett M, Swire H, de Mora S, Uden C (In Press). Co-creating engaged research through research and development collaborations between Universities, large organisations and SMEs. Research for All
Ward S, Butler D, Adams R, O'Callaghan S, Warren N, Wickett M, Swire H, de Mora S, Uden C (2018). Developing university-society partnerships with a focus on climate change impact research using the ‘business assist’ model. Research for All, 2, 163-174. Abstract.

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