Jay Gascoigne

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Jay Gascoigne

Impact and Partnership Development Manager - Creative Economy


Jay Gascoigne is an Impact and Partnership Development Manager within the IIB Culture Theme, focusing on digital, media and web content sub-themes and partnerships.

The work that Jay supports includes:

  • Identifying, developing and supporting academics and colleges with commercially funded research through mechanisms like contract research, consultancy and Knowledge Transfer Partnerships
  • Developing and managing new and existing relationships with commercial partners
  • Driving the impact of innovative research beyond academia


Jay joined the University of Exeter in October 2015. Prior to this Jay worked in Local Government and the Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership as Strategic Economic Programmes Manager, leading the Wiltshire economic growth agenda and Strategic Economic Plan. In this role Jay was instrumental in bringing forwards The Porton Science Park project and the business/academia led Corsham Institute: Digital and Creative HUB project, in collaboration with Bath Spa University and BIS.

Jay has a first class BA degree in Economics and Geography (UWE), a PGDip in Social Science (Open) and a PGDip in Strategic Leadership and Management (Warwick). Jay also has a Post-graduate Diploma in Executive Coaching (Warwick). Jay is a member of the Institute for Economic Development, PraxisUnico, the Association of Project Management and the Association for Coaching.

Prior to his career in economic development, Jay spent nine years as a master mariner (200tns) in the tall-ships industry, where he held the rank of Captain of Europe’s oldest historic sailing fleet, competing in many International Tall Ships Races and Trans-Atlantic crossing expeditions.

Contact details

Email j.gascoigne@exeter.ac.uk
Telephone 01392 725503
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