Dr Richard Jennings

Former Deputy Director of Cambridge Enterprise

Dr Richard Jennings BSc DPhil is the Former Deputy Director of Cambridge Enterprise Ltd. the University’s wholly owned technology transfer company and a board member of both Cambridge Enterprise and Cambridge University Technical Services (CUTS). He is also a non-executive director of Ifm Education and Consultancy Services Ltd, the Institute for Manufacturing’s knowledge transfer company.

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

He has a D. Phil in Chemistry from the University of Sussex, a DIC from Imperial College and is a non-executive director of Granta Design Ltd., a spin-off from the Engineering Department.