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Teams, themes and structure

Teams, themes and structure

Teams, themes and structure

IIB Teams

Innovation, Impact and Business staff are divided into three teams:

This team supports the promotion and funding of impact, engagement and project development. The team works in interdisciplinary, thematic groups, addressing College priorities for project development and/or income generation.


Chris Evans Interim Director (Innovation, Impact and Business)

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


Neil Hayes Assistant Director (Enterprise and Innovation)

The Regional Engagement Team brings together the key teams within IIB delivering and supporting regional economic development. This includes bidding for funds from regional sources, managing innovation support services and providing an access point for small and medium enterprises (SMEs) in Exeter and Cornwall.


Name Team Email
Adele Dawson Degree Apprenticeships
Andy Dean Marchmont
Dan Bloomfield Tevi
Belinda Broughton Smartline
Conrad Gillespie Satellite Applications Catapult
Robert Kathro Impact Lab
Ben Voysey SETsquared
Emily Davies Student Startups



IIB Themes

Innovation, Impact and Business support our internal academic community and external businesses, government bodies, and other external organisations under three sector-facing themes:

  • Data and Technology
  • Society, Culture and Organisations
  • Environment and Clean Growth

These themes enable us to:

  • Accelerate partner engagement by brokering relationships and facilitating discussions
  • Build a community of industrial and government connections
  • Support the development of new knowledge, technologies and solutions for businesses
  • Connect academics and businesses more effectively 
  • Identify multidisciplinary opportunities and stimulating research questions
Isabel Gonzalez and Michelle Spillar Head of Data and Technology and Health Sector team /
Isabel Gonzalez Head of Data Science and AI Partnerships
Brigid Howarth Head of Society, Culture and Organisations Sector Team
Alex Huke Head of Environment and Clean Growth Sector Team
Gareth Buchanan Medical School
Emma Roberts Business School
Nick Church Life and Environmental Sciences
Adrian Bailey Engineering, Mathematics and Physical Sciences
Sophie Smith Social Sciences and International Studies
Rachel Hogden Humanities

Office locations


Innovation Centre
University of Exeter
Streatham Campus
Rennes Drive

Phone: +44 (0) 1392 723456

Tremough Innovation Centre
University of Exeter
Penryn Campus
TR10 9TA

Phone: +44 (0) 1326 259238


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