Case Studies

Still to be written

Stan Curtis

Stan Curtis graduated in Electrical Engineering and has spent over 40 years in the electronics industry both as a designer; designing over 450 commercially manufactured products, and as a director of many businesses. He has led many start-ups as well as mergers, acquisitions and exits.

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Dr Tim Gibson

Dr Tim Gibson gained a Bsc in Medical Biochemistry from the University of Birmingham in 1975. He then moved to the University of Leeds where he completed a PhD entitled “Stabilised, Enzyme Based Diagnostic Systems� in 1991 before becoming head of Leed’s Enzyme Biotechnology Group. He created his first spin-out companies in 1994 and 1995 and in 2000 founded a business providing consultancy and technology transfer services in biotechnology, biosensors and chemical sensors.

He was involved in establishing and managing new companies in these fields and also designed and became project manager of a nanotechnology antibody biosensor project funded by the European Union. Tim joined the NetScientific Group in 2011 as chief scientist of RoboScientific.

Nicholas Heckford

After graduating from Bristol University in 1970 with a degree in Economics, Politics and French and working as an accountant with KPMG in London, Nicholas worked as a financial controller and finance director in the electrical and electronic industries. He then moved into broader commercial roles in a variety of industries including various start-ups. Most recently Nicholas was Director of Licensing Operations for an international technology licensing company, where he negotiated and managed licences with multinationals such as Samsung, Siemens, Philips, NSC and Bosch.