Dr Richard Jennings



Dr Richard Jennings, a UK pioneer in the field of academic knowledge transfer, stepped down as Deputy Director of Cambridge Enterprise (CE), the University’s commercialisation arm in 2015.

Formerly, Richard was Head of Chemical Research at Napp Research Centre on the Cambridge Science Park. He joined the University as Assistant Director for Industrial Cooperation of the Wolfson Cambridge Industrial Unit, with responsibility for biomedical projects, in 1988. In 1994, he became Director and also joined the board of the University's technology transfer company, now called Cambridge Enterprise. Richard was appointed Director of Research Policy in 2000 and joined Cambridge Enterprise in 2005 to establish its consultancy business.

Richard has a extensive track record of establishing mutually beneficial university-industry collaborations and commercialising University-derived intellectual property through consultancy, licensing and spin-off companies.

He has a D. Phil in Chemistry from the University of Sussex, is a non-executive director of Granta Design Ltd and a Fellow of St Edmund's College.